Celebrations Around the World Unit Plan
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Celebrations Around the World Unit Plan


9 x Lessons


This Humanities and Social Sciences unit addresses the topic of celebrations. It covers personal, family and community celebrations; national days; Australia-specific commemorations and religious/cultural celebrations from around the world.

It consists of 9 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An inquiry-based research task, which may couple as an assessment task, is included in the unit. The number of lessons required to complete this task may vary from class to class.

Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

Why Celebrate?

A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore how and why people celebrate.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Family Celebrations

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify how and why families celebrate.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Community Celebrations

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify how and why communities celebrate.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

National Celebrations

A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore how nations celebrate their unique history, culture and identity.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Australian Commemorations and Celebrations

A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore some significant Australian commemorations and celebrations.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Religious and Cultural Celebrations

A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore some significant religious and cultural celebrations.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

Christmas Around The World - Case Study

A 60 minute lesson in which students will compare and contrast how Christmas is celebrated around the world.

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Lesson 8 60 minutes

Celebrations Inquiry Task - Researching

A 60 minute lesson in which students will deepen understanding of celebrations around the world through inquiry-based research.

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Lesson 9 60 minutes

Celebrations Inquiry Task - Presenting

A 60 minute lesson designed to deepen understanding of celebrations around the world through inquiry-based research.

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Australian Curriculum alignment

Humanities and Social Sciences > Year 3 > Knowledge and Understanding > History > ACHASSK065
Celebrations and commemorations in places around the world, including those that are observed in Australia

Humanities and Social Sciences > Year 3 > Inquiry and skills > Communicating > ACHASSI061
Present ideas, findings and conclusions in texts and modes that incorporate digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms

Humanities and Social Sciences > Year 3 > Inquiry and skills > Researching > ACHASSI055
Sequence information about people’s lives and events

Humanities and Social Sciences > Year 3 > Inquiry and skills > Questioning > ACHASSI052
Pose questions to investigate people, events, places and issues

Humanities and Social Sciences > Year 3 > Knowledge and Understanding > History > ACHASSK064
Days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia and the importance of symbols and emblems

Humanities and Social Sciences > Year 3 > Inquiry and skills > Evaluating and reflecting > ACHASSI059
Interact with others with respect to share points of view

Humanities and Social Sciences > Year 3 > Inquiry and skills > Researching > ACHASSI054
Record, sort and represent data and the location of places and their characteristics in different formats, including simple graphs, tables and maps, using discipline-appropriate conventions

Humanities and Social Sciences > Year 3 > Inquiry and skills > Evaluating and reflecting > ACHASSI058
Draw simple conclusions based on analysis of information and data

Humanities and Social Sciences > Year 3 > Inquiry and skills > Researching > ACHASSI053
Locate and collect information and data from different sources, including observations