Humanities and social sciences / Year 6 / Knowledge and Understanding / Civics and citizenship

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The obligations citizens may consider they have beyond their own national borders as active and informed global citizens (ACHASSK148)

Elaborations
  • identifying the obligations people may consider they have as global citizens (for example, an awareness of human rights issues, concern for the environment and sustainability, being active and informed about global issues)
  • describing dual citizenship and its implications for identity and belonging
  • using a current global issue (for example, immigration across borders or clearing native forests to establish palm oil plantations) to discuss the concept of global citizenship
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Global citizenship

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School Hero

This unit of work explores the qualities that characterise an award winner from any of the Australian of the Year Award categories and supports students to reflect on the role of outstanding members of their own community. Activities explore the criteria used to nominate and select award candidates and consider how the ...

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Australians as global citizens - unit of work

This is a unit of work about global citizenship and Australia. Intended for upper primary and lower secondary students, the unit is organised around three main topics: the values and attitudes of a good global citizen, the work of an aid organisation, and the help that Australia gives to countries and communities in its ...