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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