Civics and citizenship / Year 8 / Civics and Citizenship Skills / Questioning and research

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Curriculum content descriptions

Identify, gather and sort information and ideas from a range of sources (ACHCS069)

Elaborations
  • identifying sources offering different perspectives on an issue (for example, finding out about the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander customary law)
  • collating a list of different sources of information and prioritising the list based on an assessment of usefulness and reliability
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Authenticity (Texts),  Information literacy

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 ...

Teacher resource

Reading between the lines: developing skills to analyse political cartoons

In this unit of work students consider how cartoonists work by identifying a number of key elements that exist in good political cartoons. Students are provided with examples of the best political cartoons from the National Museum of Australia's 2007 'Behind the Lines' political cartooning exhibition and the national schools ...