Australian Curriculum Categories

ACHASSI102

Work in groups to generate responses to issues and challenges

Elaborations

  • undertaking a project that responds to an identified challenge or issue with strategies to be used that will achieve desired outcomes (for example, bush fire readiness plan, a school fundraising activity, an ecological preservation project, a school-based opinion poll about a relevant issue) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding)
  • using communication technologies to exchange information and to facilitate the development of a collaborative response (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • participating in a relevant democratic process (for example, in class votes, mock parliament, school decision-making processes such as student councils) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding)
  • discussing the priorities and ethics evident in past decisions (for example, in clearing of native vegetation for farming, in stealing food to survive) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)
  • applying enterprising and collaborative behaviours in a group activity (for example, working with others to make decisions about the best way to compare prices of products) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding)

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    Australian Gold Rush Unit Plan

    This Australian Gold Rush unit investigates the historical discovery of Australia’s Gold Rush period, from the mid-to-late 1800s. Ideas include the discovery of gold, mining lifestyle, wealth and success, social consequences, and how these shaped the Australia we live in today.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Year: 5 Has Starter Sheet
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    Assessment: Living Wax Museum – Australian Gold Rush

    A 60-minute assessment designed to assess students' knowledge and understanding of the people, politics and events of the Australian Gold Rush.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Year: 5 60 mins Has Starter Sheet