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Civics and citizenship / Year 9 / Civics and Citizenship Skills / Analysis, synthesis and interpretation

Curriculum content descriptions

Critically evaluate information and ideas from a range of sources in relation to civics and citizenship topics and issues (ACHCS084)

Elaborations
  • exploring texts for stereotype, over-generalisation and misrepresentation (for example, how cultural groups are represented in the media)
  • explaining the assumptions or missing information that may affect the reliability of an opinion about an issue (for example, commentary from a traditional form of media)
  • comparing and contrasting the varying policies of different political groups on an issue
  • applying criteria used to make judgements in civic contexts (for example, Awards for the Order of Australian of the Year, Student Citizen of the Year) to propose candidates for the year ahead
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Evaluation,  Critical thinking,  Citizenship,  Information literacy

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