Teacher guide Values we admire in others - unit of work

TLF ID M009446

This is a unit consisting of three activities extended over five lessons about the values set out in 'Nine values for Australian schooling' and how well-known Australians have enacted these values. The suggested teaching and learning strategies involve analysing each value, annotating a biography of Aboriginal footballer and activist Michael Long, and writing and annotating a biography of a well-known Australian. The unit is intended for upper primary students and includes resources such as X-charts for values and an example of an annotated biography.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource for the civics and citizenship curriculum area. By the end of primary school, students are generally expected to be able to describe those values considered important in Australian society and identify ways in which people put these values into action. The idea of individuals taking values-based action is supported throughout the unit, particularly through the annotated biography of Michael Long.
  • The teaching and learning strategies described in the unit are appropriate for the intended learners. Students are likely to be familiar with annotating texts for particular features from the English curriculum area and the X-chart provides a sensate approach to analysing values: what does the value feel like, look like, sound like, and where is the value seen?
Year level

5; 6

Learning area
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Civics and citizenship

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