Present ideas, findings and conclusions in texts and modes that incorporate digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms

Elaborations

  • composing different types of texts to report findings of an investigation (for example, reporting on a historical investigation and its researched facts and findings by writing a biography about a noteworthy individual or group, a narrative account of a significant event, a report about a celebration, an explanation of the multicultural character of the community) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • arguing a point of view on a civics and citizenship issue relevant to their lives (for example, the consequences of breaking school rules, the value of contributing in their community, the need to preserve an endangered species) and making effective use of persuasive language such as ‘I think’ and ‘I dis/agree that’ to gain the support of others (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)
  • describing the location and direction from a local place in Australia to a local place in at least two neighbouring countries (for example, New Zealand and Indonesia) using a globe or wall map (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • selecting and applying appropriate media to communicate their findings, including the use of graphs, tables, timelines, photographs and pictures (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • using subject-appropriate terms when speaking, writing and illustrating, for example, historical terms (such as ‘immigration’, ‘exploration’, ‘development’, ‘settlement’, ‘naming days of commemoration’ and ‘emblems’); geographical terms (such as ‘climate’, ‘settlement’, ‘environment’, ‘natural’ and ‘constructed’); and civic terms (such as ‘community’, ‘decision-making’, ‘participation’) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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