Australian Curriculum Teaching Resources

ACHASSI079

Draw simple conclusions based on analysis of information and data

Elaborations

  • describing risks in past times (for example, for those involved in sea travel, exploration and colonisation) and making inferences about similar risks today (for example, the risks of space and deep sea exploration, colonising other planets, adapting to life in a new environment) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • explaining how seeking resources is connected to trade, world exploration, colonisation and environmental change (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • finding connections, in order to draw conclusions, from an analysis of sources (for example, relationships between plants and animals in an ecosystem; languages of countries and the nations which colonised them; shipwreck locations and natural features; local government services and how people benefit) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • concluding from an analysis of historical records how laws, and the consequences of not following them, have changed over time (for example, contrasting penalties applied in eighteenth-century Britain and those applied in modern Australia) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)
  • using new knowledge to make an argument on a topic relevant to them and their community (for example, whether they agree with a school rule, a proposed change in the community, what the local government can do about an issue) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding)
  • reflecting on how people of the past are represented in fiction and other sources, and critically examining stereotypes in their representations (for example, claims that women did not work, inferences that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are the same) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)

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