Learning objects Group membership: belonging

TLF ID L1023

Meet a group of Australians and find out their backgrounds. Group them according to gender, languages spoken, jobs or transport used. Explore other ways to group the people. Describe how such groups can be a useful way to understand a community. Consider how some people may belong to more than one group or have characteristics that are not obvious. This learning object is the first in a series of two objects that progressively increase in difficulty.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students explore some major groups in Australian society and the criteria that people use to categorise them.
  • Students recognise that stereotyping can be a factor in influencing people's perceptions of others.
  • Students classify people into groups and describe the community significance of those groups.
Educational value
  • Explores individual differences and group characteristics in Australian society.
  • Provides opportunities to classify people into groups and describe the community significance of those groups.
  • Enables students to include classification criteria and reasoning in a printable report.
Year level

3; 4

Learning area
  • studies of society and environment
  • Studies of society and environment/Civics and citizenship
  • Knowledge;
  • Comprehension;
  • Application;
  • Analysis
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Analysis;
  • Modelling
Learning design
  • Experiential learning;
  • Independent learning;
  • Problem solving;
  • Visual learning

Other details

  • Script writer
  • Name: Ms Anne-Maree Scott
  • Address: Bundanoon NSW 2578 Australia
  • Subject matter expert
  • Technical implementer
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 09 Oct 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Hearing independence
Learning resource type
  • Interactive Resource
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
  • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
  • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
  • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
  • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
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