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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

Video

Identity, racism and connection

How do you identify yourself? For some of us our identity is linked to the way we look, but for many people, especially in a multicultural country like Australia, it is generally more complicated. Does the way you look inform how you identify yourself? Grace is a Yorta Yorta person, and her identity is linked to her connection ...

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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 ...

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What is Sikhism?

What do you know about the Sikh faith? Meet Harjit from the Australian Sikh Heritage Association and learn about the history of Sikhism. What are the three principles that Sikhs believe in? How do Sikhs express their religious identity? Harjit explains that Australian Army slouch hats have puggarees on them. What is a puggaree?

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Introduction to culture with Aunty Julie

What does culture mean to you? We all have a culture we identify with, whether it's linked to our nationality, ethnicity, religious beliefs or language. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culture plays an especially significant role. Why do you think this is? Think about what happened to Aboriginal Country, ...

Interactive

Refugees welcome here

This resource embeds the use of online collaboration tools and 21st century learning skills in a student-centered hands-on project designed to welcome refugees into their community. The syllabus outcomes are aligned to NSW Stage 4 English, Geography or Visual Arts but this could be used with older or younger students by ...

Online

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 ...