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Humanities and social sciences / Year 5 / Inquiry and skills / Evaluating and reflecting

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Curriculum content descriptions

Evaluate evidence to draw conclusions (ACHASSI101)

Elaborations
  • drawing conclusions about a community and/or the environment (for example, changing democratic values from past to present; patterns of human consumption and changes in environments)
  • analysing information to reveal trends and changes (for example, changes over time in who could vote; changing purchasing trends; the rise in the use of energy drawn from alternative sources; the increase in online activism for social and environmental causes)
  • exploring maps and sources showing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language groups and Countries/Places, to explain the diversity of their cultures
  • exploring past or present representations of people that differ from those commonly conveyed (for example, missing voices of minority groups such as youth, the unemployed, non-citizens, women, children, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, migrants, South Sea Islanders)
  • acknowledging ethical considerations of decisions they and others make or have made (for example, an election preference; reasons for purchasing an item; why laws are not followed by some people; the acceptance of children working in colonial times; stewardship of natural places)
  • explaining enterprising initiatives that address challenges (for example, colonial solutions to challenges of preserving food and accessing resources; sustainable use of materials for housing past and present)
  • forecasting probable futures for an issue (for example, how native fauna populations might change if n introduced species such as the cane toad, carp, feral cats or rabbits continues to increase in population) and proposing preferred futures that relate to the issue
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Evaluation,  Judgement

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