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Civics and citizenship / Year 8 / Civics and Citizenship Knowledge and Understanding / Citizenship, diversity and identity

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Curriculum content descriptions

How national identity can shape a sense of belonging in Australia‚Äôs multicultural society (ACHCK067)

Elaborations
  • examining personal stories to explore how individuals relate to national identity and how it impacts on their sense of belonging in the Australian community
  • exploring the extent of ethnic diversity in Australia
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

National identity,  Multiculturalism

Online

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 ...

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Difference Differently: student Q and A

This is a student resource thatpresents 14 diverse Australians answering questions related to cultural diversity and beliefs, via video or text. Each person is introduced in a short video and answers a selection of questions. They speak from a personal perspective but reflect various races, cultures and belief systems. ...

Video

Rogue nation, 2009: NSW in 1819, convict gulag or place of opportunity?

This clip is an excerpt from the 2009 documentary 'Rites of passage', the second of a two-part series entitled 'Rogue nation'. The clip begins with historian Michael Cathcart providing contextual information about England in the early 1800s. He says that in the midst of the industrial revolution, millions of people were ...