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Humanities and social sciences / Year 7 / Knowledge and Understanding / Civics and citizenship

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Curriculum content descriptions

How values, including freedom, respect, inclusion, civility, responsibility, compassion, equality and a ‘fair go’, can promote cohesion within Australian society (ACHASSK197)

Elaborations
  • identifying values shared by Australians and deciding which ones could also be considered universal values
  • identifying how human rights values are consistent with Australian values
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Freedom,  Respect,  Compassion,  Civic responsibility,  Marginalisation

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