Civics and citizenship / Year 9 / Civics and Citizenship Skills / Problem-solving and decision-making

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise and consider multiple perspectives and ambiguities, and use strategies to negotiate and resolve contentious issues (ACHCS086)

Elaborations
  • recognising that common issues may need to be seen through diverse cultural lenses
  • recognising that people will not always agree and using strategies to accommodate difference and accept compromise
  • using skills associated with the negotiation process (stating your position clearly, active listening, highlighting strengths, applying reason and logic, identifying common ground)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Attitudes,  Negotiation,  Mediation

Interactive Resource

Be the change

This is an interactive about becoming an effective agent of change through civic action in a local community. Users learn a number of practical ways to take democratic action on issues. The context is an abandoned block of land located in an area with a range of issues, such as youth unemployment and environment concerns. ...

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 ...

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Australian reconciliation barometer

This is an information page providing a summary of the Australian Reconciliation Barometer, a national research study measuring the progress of reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. The page includes links to reports for each biennial study as well as other related resources ...

Interactive Resource

Difference Differently: defining identities

This is a resource with four related sets of student activities that explore ideas about personal, cultural and national identity. It explores the ways that culture, belief, nationality and personal interests shape identity. It examines concepts of Australian identity and how cultural and religious heritage can impact on ...

Teacher resource

Background to Federation - unit of work

This is a unit of work about the nature of Australian identity at the time of Federation in 1901 and how Federation contributed to the development of that identity. Intended for middle secondary students, the unit is organised around a historical investigation into national identity and its development, using five aspects ...

Teacher resource

DonateLife: have the conversation

This is a learning sequence that investigates the ethical considerations and potential benefits of organ and tissue donation in Australia, and engages students in the preparation of information about the donation and transplantation processes, including the use of digital technologies. It includes links to a number of web ...

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The Conversation - sustainability collection

This is a series of short journalistic articles written by academic experts and researchers that provide facts, commentary, and independent analysis about sustainability. The articles support student investigations and in-depth studies of issues related to sustainability in geography and English. The collection is regularly ...

Moving Image

Why I got into politics

In this clip, ex-politicians explain how they got involved in politics and describe their experiences as members of parliament. They discuss the positives, such as having power to make change, and the negatives, such as being away from home a lot. They offer reasons why many Australians are disappointed with politicians.

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The Conversation - Indigenous collection

This is a series of short journalistic articles written by academic experts and researchers that provide facts, commentary, and independent analysis about issues, policies and culture relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The articles support student investigations and in-depth studies of issues relevant ...