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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 groups, such as religious and cultural groups, express their particular identities; and how this influences their perceptions of others and vice versa  (ACHCK053)

Elaborations
  • investigating how and why different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are maintaining and developing their identities and what this means for Australia as a whole
  • discussing how stereotypes are linked with peoples cultural identity (for example, clothes, accent/language, media representations)
  • considering how Australia‚Äôs location in the Asian region influences interactions between Australians and those living in the region
  • discussing how belonging to a religious or cultural group can provide a sense of belonging and how this group membership can shape an individuals identity
  • identifying the different ways that cultural and religious groups express their beliefs, identity and experiences (for example, through customs, practices, symbols, language, traditions and art, and virtual communities)
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 customs,  Indigeneity,  Ethnicity,  Cultural maintenance

Moving Image

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, ...

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Cultural identity

Cultural identity gives us a sense of connection and belonging and an understanding of who we are and where we come from. There is a direct connection between people's sense of cultural identity and their health and wellbeing. This clip explores some of our nation’s history, including how Australia Day is seen by both Indigenous ...

Teacher resource

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 ...