Teacher guide We are Australian: unit of work

TLF ID M009435

This is a unit of five lesson plans about Australian national identity. The first one sets the scene and the others explore themes such as the Australian identity over time and Australian traditions and diversity. Lesson activities make use of extracts from the 'Australian Readers Discovering Democracy Middle Primary Collection' and the corresponding teacher guide, and are intended for a middle primary audience. The activities are designed to be flexible; they can be completed as stand-alone exercises or used as an integrated set.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a very useful resource for the civics and citizenship curriculum area. The activities enable students to explore what it means to be Australian and to experience a sense of belonging to the nation. It also helps them understand some of the values, beliefs and actions that bring us together as a nation.
  • The resource is also of use in the history curriculum. The third activity, 'The Australian identity over time', is valuable for enhancing year 3 students' historical skills, particularly in the area of perspectives and interpretations. In this activity students investigate differing views about being Australian from different times and different perspectives.
Year level

3; 4

Learning area
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Civics and citizenship
  • History

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Organization: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Name: The Department of Education\, Employment and Workplace Relations (DE
  • Organization: The Department of Education\, Employment and Workplace Relations (DE
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.deewr.gov.au
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
Rights
  • © Commonwealth of Australia 2009. With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms and the DEEWR logo and copyright material that is owned by third parties, you may use the material in accordance with a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC BY-SA) 3.0 Australia licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/au/ provided that appropriate acknowledgement is made, the material is not subjected to derogatory treatment and any derivative work attributes the original material and identifies the changes that have been made to it.