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

Citizens and Public Life

Joining In – Middle Primary

  1. Why do community groups exist?
  • Other groups in the community
  • Community groups
  • Community poster
  • Forming the student group
  • Seeking approvals
  1. How do groups function?
  • Looking at other groups
  • Developing a Constitution
  • The suggested model
  • Selecting leaders and committee members
  • Decision-making
  • Meeting procedures
  • Ratifying the Constitution
  1. How do groups get things done?
  • Working together
  • Planning the environmental clean-up
  • Using the CD ROMs
  • Undertaking the environmental clean-up
  • After the clean up
  1. How can groups make a difference?
  • Evaluating the group activity
  • Students evaluating their contribution
  1. How and where in the community can people join in?
  • Local government services
  • Barriers to joining in
  • Designing a brochure
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 (?)

PS 3.1: Students compare how diverse groups have used and managed natural resources in different environments (?)

PS 3.2: Students create and undertake plans that aim to influence decisions about an element of a place they have investigated

PS 3.3: Students co-operatively collect and analyse data obtained through field study instruments and surveys, to influence the care of a local place (?)

PS 3.5: Students describe the values underlying personal and others’ actions regarding familiar places

PS 4.3: Students participate in a field study to recommend the most effective ways to care for a place (?)

PS 4.5: Students explain whether personal, family and school decisions about resource use and management balance local and global considerations

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

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

SRP 3.5: Students explain the values associated with familiar rules and laws

SRP 4.3: Students enact democratic processes in familiar settings using knowledge of representative government

SRP 4.5: Students classify values that underpin campaigns and organisations associated with human and environmental rights.(?)

YEAR 4

THE LOCAL AREA TODAY:

Activity 10: Clubs and organisations

Activity 13: Services in the local area

Activity 14: Identifying groups

Activity 15: Some groups provide services

DECISION MAKING:

Activity C: Group preparation

Activity 1: People and rules

Activity 2: The school community

Activity 3: Class committee

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