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Civics and citizenship / Year 7 / Civics and Citizenship Knowledge and Understanding / Citizenship, diversity and identity

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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 (ACHCK052)

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
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Social equality,  Freedom,  Respect,  Compassion,  Civic responsibility,  Fair play,  Marginalisation

Teacher resource

Citizenship: Let's talk recognition

This resource (an ‘education pack’) is a 28-page pdf about citizenship learning, how citizenship is shaped by social and cultural forces, and how it relates to Reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Beginning with a historical summary and ...

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Difference Differently: inclusive Communities and Democracy

This short documentary follows a group of NSW primary and secondary students who came together to share and develop community initiatives aimed at increasing social inclusion and cohesion. The students’ proposals focus on a range of groups that experience discrimination, for example, on the basis of language, religion, ...

Teacher resource

Exploring the Australian of the Year Awards

The inquiry unit provides a sequence of investigations that asks students to consider the history of the Australian of the Year Awards and the gallery of outstanding Australians that the Awards celebrate. Students use a variety of primary and secondary source materials to explore how Australia's changing perspectives on ...

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Sensory Experience

This is a website about how the treatment and mainstream understanding of deaf and blind people has changed overtime. The resource has three sections: Introductory information; Story Objects; and Story Education Resources. There are 16 Story Objects that tell the stories of individuals, events and artefacts of deaf and ...

Teacher resource

Magna Carta: The story of our freedom

This is a resource about the Magna Carta (Great Charter) agreed between King John and his rebellious barons in 1215 and its influence on the development of human rights and democratic freedoms to the present day. The resource consists of: an animated infographic ‘Tell the story’ with hyperlinks to further information; an ...

Teacher resource

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 ...

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Difference Differently: student Q and A

This is a student resource thatpresents 14 diverse Australians answering questions related to cultural diversity and beliefs, via video or text. Each person is introduced in a short video and answers a selection of questions. They speak from a personal perspective but reflect various races, cultures and belief systems. ...

Teacher resource

National Safe Schools Framework: a focus on student wellbeing and student ownership

This is a web resource to promote student involvement in creating a safe school environment. It describes four characteristics of students' contributions to a safe school and includes key practices and effective actions to enhance student wellbeing, ownership and decision-making. The resource provides a video about approaches ...

Teacher resource

Getting started with sustainability in schools

This is a website to help teachers implement an Education for Sustainability (EfS) approach in their professional practice. The multi-layered site is organised into five main sections. The first (Steps) identifies four key EfS contexts and provides support for each, including 11 case studies and five teacher profiles that ...

Video

Charles Perkins: Freedom Ride, 1999

This video clip outlines how Charles Perkins’ involvement in the Freedom Ride through rural New South Wales in the early 1960s played a crucial role in demonstrating that Aboriginal people could begin to stand up for themselves. 'Charles Perkins: Freedom Ride' is an excerpt from the program 'Charles Perkins' (26 min), an ...

Interactive Resource

Difference Differently: differing stories

This is a resource with four related sets of student activities that explore the reasons for and possible responses to racial, cultural or religious discrimination. It explores why people might find difference challenging, personal stories about discrimination, how and why discrimination is used in online environments, ...

Teacher resource

National Safe Schools Framework: engagement, skill development and safe school curriculum

This is a web resource about features of learning and teaching in a safe school environment, describing five characteristics of student engagement, a safe school curriculum and cooperative and relational skills. These descriptions include key practices and effective actions to enhance student engagement, establish cooperative ...

Video

Lowitja O'Donoghue, 1994: reunion

This clip shows Lowitja O'Donoghue talking about being removed from her mother as a child, and then finding her again 33 years later. O'Donoghue travelled to the Aboriginal reserve where her mother lived via Coober Pedy, where she was recognised by a group of Aboriginal people because of her strong resemblance to her mother. ...

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Neville Bonner, 1991: change

This clip shows Aboriginal activist and politician Neville Bonner talking about the need to change the way in which issues concerning Aboriginal people are addressed. He says that all the decisions concerning Aboriginal people have been 'made for us by non-Aboriginal people', based on non-Aboriginal perspectives, priorities ...

Teacher resource

National Safe Schools Framework: leadership commitment to a safe school

This is a web resource supporting effective leadership for building a safe school environment. It describes ten key characteristics of leadership commitment to a safe school and includes a school audit tool for assessing the extent to which schools have created and maintained a safe and supportive learning environment. ...

Teacher resource

National Safe Schools Framework: policies and procedures

This is a web resource supporting the development and implementation of clear policies and procedures, drafted, refined and reviewed in collaboration with teachers, parents, carers and students, for creating a safe school environment. The resource describes nine key characteristics of these policies and procedures and also ...

Teacher resource

Giving it: resources for secondary schools

This series of resources explores the concept of philanthropy and considers why and how active citizens participate in communities. Student worksheets examine the concept of civic responsibility and explore the values underpinning the act of giving. Research activities encourage students to explore different community groups ...

Teacher resource

National Safe Schools Framework: professional learning

This is a web resource supporting professional learning of teachers for building a safe school environment. It describes three characteristics of professional learning for enhancing student safety and wellbeing and includes key practices and effective actions that contribute to a safe school. The resource provides a video ...