Discussion Forum


13 March to 17 March 2000

QUESTION 2

HOW DO I KNOW WHICH PARTS OF THE DISCOVERING DEMOCRACY KIT MATCH THE CURRICULUM OUTCOMES IN MY STATE?

DISCOVERING DEMOCRACY UNIT

QUEENSLAND AND VICTORIAN SOSE OUTCOMES

LINKS TO CURRENT TOPICS/PROGRAMS AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

The Australian Nation

We Remember – Middle Primary

  1. Which symbols do Australians use to show who they are and what they value?
  • Meaning of symbol
  • Familiar symbols
  • Symbols of Australia
  • Defining Australian groups
  • Classification of symbols

2. Which symbols represent our democratic nation?

  • Symbols of state/ of nation
  • Flags and emblems
  • Symbols of Australian democracy
  • Information sharing
  • Anthems and pledges
  • The Australian national anthem
  • Symbols collage
  • Forum on symbols

3. How do we commemorate significant events and lives in Australia?

  • Meaning of commemoration
  • Research on special days
  • Commemoration of significant Australian lives
  • Research on Australian lives
  • Biography
  1. How and why have Australian symbols and events changed over the years?
  • Australian flags / Coat of Arms
  • Special days of the past
  • Changes in commemoration
  • Why symbols change
  1. Which symbols and events are relevant to the Australian nation today?
  • Re-creating the values shield
  • Opinion survey
  • Culminating activity

TCC 3.2: Students create sequences and timelines that summarise sets of events about specific Australian changes and continuities(?)

TCC 3.3: Students use knowledge of people’s contributions in Australia’s past to co-operatively develop visions of preferred futures

TCC 3.5: Students describe various perspectives based on the experiences of past and present Australians of diverse cultural backgrounds

TCC 4.3: Students share empathetic responses to contributions that diverse individuals and groups have made to Australian or global history

C&I 3.1: Students identify the contributions of diverse groups, including migrants and indigenous peoples, to the development of their community

C&I 3.3: Students describe personal attitudes, beliefs and behaviours that affect their sense of belonging to a range of groups (?)

C&I 4.1: Students investigate how religious and spiritual beliefs contribute to Australia’s diverse cultures (?)

SRP 3.3: Students apply the principles of democratic decision making in co-operative projects (?)

SRP 4.4: Students present comparisons of government and citizenship in pre- and post-Federation Australia

YEAR 5:

HERITAGE OF THE PAST:

Activity 8: Change through pictures

DECISION MAKERS OF AUSTRALIA:

Activity 4: The story of federation

YEAR 7:

BEING AUSTRALIAN:

Activity 3: I’m am Australian too

Activity 4: Notable Australians

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