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I am Australian Exploring Australian Citizenship encourages students and teachers to appreciate the significance that citizenship holds for all Australians Citizenship for many people is the end of their migrant journey but the concept has a much broader applicability All Australians should be encouraged to value their Australian citizenship and the democratic beliefs which have helped

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I am Australian,Exploring Australian Citizenship,Upper primary unit Teachers resource manual. About this resource 2,Components 3,Approach 4,Learning outcomes 4. Assessment 4,Curriculum links 5,Learning sequence 10. Get active and Get informed sheets 16,Related resources 31. About this resource, I am Australian Exploring Australian Citizenship encourages students.
and teachers to appreciate the significance that citizenship holds for all. Australians Citizenship for many people is the end of their migrant journey. but the concept has a much broader applicability All Australians should be. encouraged to value their Australian citizenship and the democratic beliefs. which have helped create a peaceful prosperous and inclusive society. This resource helps you to explore and celebrate Australian citizenship in your classroom It is. developed on the premise that students should be encouraged to investigate the ways in which. active citizenship contributes to social cohesion and inclusion respect for diversity and the. application of problem solving and critical thinking skills This resource is suitable for use with. students in their upper primary years While the content fits well within the Studies of Society. and Environment curriculum it is also relevant to the cross curricular perspectives Civics and. Citizenship and Values Education, Links are provided to each state and territory s curriculum documentation and the resource. is also referenced against the Statements of Learning for Civics and Citizenship These. statements were developed as a national document for the Ministerial Council on Education. Employment Training and Youth Affairs,COMPONENTS,Learning sequence. The learning sequence provided in this Teacher Resource Manual has five learning activities. The purpose of each activity and its relevance to the Statements of Learning for Civics and. Citizenship Year 5 are articulated as an introduction to each activity Teachers are provided. with a range of learning experiences that can be used to achieve the learning outcomes. The structured sequence provides teachers with all the necessary guidance to implement. meaningful classroom learning experiences It incorporates instructions regarding effective. use of the student resource sheets and online interactives. Get informed and Get active sheets, The Get informed student resource sheets provide background information for students in. an engaging and accessible format These can be reproduced and distributed or displayed. on an interactive whiteboard by linking to the electronic copy of this manual available on the. Citizenship website, The Get active student activity sheets provide instructions for students and space for them. to complete learning activities The activities go beyond student comprehension to engage. students in in depth student centred learning processes Once again these can be reproduced. or displayed on an interactive whiteboard,Online interactives.
These high quality web based activities introduce students to the central concepts being. explored in the resource Their use is incorporated into the learning sequence however they. are also suitable for use as stand alone activities The two interactives which utilise Adobe. Flash technology can be accessed by visiting www citizenship gov au and following the link to. resources Hardcopy alternatives are provided as Get informed sheets. In Citizenship Place students participate in a quest to collect information relating to the. privileges responsibilities and democratic beliefs of Australian citizenship The interactive. includes animated characters supporting visuals and written and spoken text It is operated. using a mouse, The Making a Commitment interactive introduces students to the Australian Citizenship Pledge. which new citizens must make and the Australian citizenship affirmation which all Australians. can make The interactive includes a voiceover of each version of the pledge affirmation and. layers of information to allow students to understand key terms. The pedagogical approach adopted in I am Australian Exploring Australian Citizenship places. the student at the centre of the learning process Each activity introduces a concept to students. and takes them on a process of inquiry Students are then given the opportunity to reflect. facilitating deep learning, The learning sequence includes multiple learning experiences These address different content. areas and utilise a variety of strategies recognising differing learning styles and needs The. activities include opportunities for independent work small group work and class discussions. They involve oral written and creative expression which can be developed utilising a variety of. technologies Students are given the opportunity to engage in lower order and higher order. Teachers may choose to use the suggested learning sequence however it can be adapted to. the needs and preferences of individual teachers Classroom dynamics may also require the. adaptation of the activities to provide concurrent rather than sequential learning experiences. LEARNING OUTCOMES,Students will be able to, demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the privileges and responsibilities of. Australian citizenship, appreciate the content and purpose of the Australian Citizenship Pledge and Australian. citizenship affirmation, articulate the value and meaning of Australian citizenship and its role in our culturally.
diverse society, identify analyse and appreciate commonly held Australian values. work collaboratively with peers to contribute to the organisation of a community event to. raise awareness about Australian citizenship, select appropriate text types and media to communicate with a defined audience. ASSESSMENT, Throughout the learning sequence learning experiences that may be useful as assessment. tasks are identified with this pencil icon,CURRICULUM LINKS. Commonwealth, National Statements of Learning for Civics and Citizenship Year 5.
ACTIVITY 1 2 3 4 5,Government and law, engage with values that are important to Australian democracy. Citizenship in a democracy, define and exercise personal and shared rights and responsibilities. within local contexts, recognise that citizens can individually and collectively influence. decision making, promote social cohesion and celebrate diversity by recognising the. right of others to be different within the rule of law. develop skills to contribute effectively to representative groups. in familiar contexts, investigate the range of ICT and media that citizens can use to.
communicate viewpoints on civics issues and consider their effectiveness. Historical perspectives, explore the influence of cultural diversity including Aboriginal and. Torres Strait Islander culture on national identity and community life. in Australia and examine how this has changed over time. understand that key civic terms used in Australia e g democracy citizen. government and parliament have been inherited from other times and places. Australian Capital Territory,Essential Learning Achievements ELAs. ACTIVITY 1 2 3 4 5,uses a range of strategies to think and learn. understands and applies the inquiry process, uses Information and Communication Technologies effectively. understands about Australia and Australians, understands and values what it means to be a citizen within a democracy.
New South Wales,Human Society and Its Environment Stage 3. ACTIVITY 1 2 3 4 5,Change and continuity, explains the significance of particular people groups places actions and. events in the past in developing Australian identities and heritage CCS3 1. explains the development of the principles of Australian democracy CCS3 2. describes different cultural influences and their contribution to. Australian identities CUS3 3, examines how cultures change through interaction with other cultures. and the environment CUS3 4,Social systems and structures. describes how Australian people systems and communities are globally. interconnected and recognises global responsibility SSS3 7. explains the structures roles responsibilities and decision making. processes of state and federal governments and explains why Australians. value fairness and socially just principles SSS3 8. Northern Territory,Studies of Society and Environment Band 3.
ACTIVITY 1 2 3 4 5,Soc 3 1 Time Continuity and Change. investigate the past and how events have impacted on individuals and groups. Soc 3 3 Civics Governance and Social Justice, research and describe features such as decision making of familiar. political and law systems and analyse how choices opportunities and. conflict affect people s life chances,Soc 4 4 Values Beliefs and Cultural Diversity. Describe key elements of culture in groups and communities how. individuals learn and share their culture and the impact of differing values. upon individuals and societies,Queensland, Studies of Society and Environment Essential Learnings Year 7. ACTIVITY 1 2 3 4 5,Ways of working, communicate descriptions decisions and conclusions using different text.
types for specific purposes and the conventions of research based texts. apply strategies to contribute effectively to representative groups and to. participate in civic activities,Knowledge and understanding. Political and economic systems, Australia s government systems are characterised by principles including. civil society and representative democracy processes including free and. fair elections institutions including parliaments and political parties. and instruments including the Australian Constitution. Australian citizenship involves values attitudes and actions related to. political equality and civil and human rights,Time continuity and change. Australia s relationship with its Asian and Pacific neighbours is linked to. events over a range of time periods including events associated with the. White Australia policy refugees and immigration free trade agreements. and military alliances, national traditions celebrations and commemorations have evolved to. reflect public sentiment and the perspectives values and interpretations. of different groups,South Australia,Standards and Accountability Framework Standard 3.
ACTIVITY 1 2 3 4 5,Society and Environment,Time continuity and change. Students investigate and analyse events ideas issues and lives of people. in their local community nation and world identifying patterns changes. continuities and possible futures, Students gather research analyse evaluate and present information from. a variety of sources to show understanding of particular times or events. from a range of perspectives, Students work cooperatively with others or in teams to discuss points of. view and arguments about particular events or issues in order to consider. the values associated with them and to explore ways in which future. change or continuity can be influenced,Societies and cultures. Students analyse critically the ways in which communities in Australia and. other countries seek both to maintain social cohesion and foster cultural. diversity Using these insights they consider and develop strategies for. preferred futures,Social systems, Students recognise connection between roles structures functions.
and limits of various political legal and economic systems over time. Students negotiate and agree on roles responsibilities and alternative. courses of action in order to achieve goals relating to human rights. democracy equity social justice and sustainable environments. at school and in the wider community,Society and History Standard 3. ACTIVITY 1 2 3 4 5,Identity relationships and culture. Undertake philosophical inquiries into issues and beliefs in society. Democratic values and processes, Understand democratic values and processes in society government and law. Responsible citizenship, Understand how individuals and groups take action to positively influence change. Communication, Acquire critically examine and communicate information.
Essential Learning Standards Level 4,ACTIVITY 1 2 3 4 5. Civics and Citizenship, Civic knowledge and understanding students explain the basic elements. of Australia s federal parliamentary system and key democratic principles. and values such as freedom of speech and equality before the law. Community engagement students demonstrate understanding of the roles. and responsibilities of leaders and of democratic processes when engaging. in school and community activities and contribute to group and class. decision making,Thinking processes, Reflection evaluation and metacognition students use a broad range of. thinking processes and tools and reflect on and evaluate their effectiveness. Western Australia,Society and Environment Years 6 and 7. ACTIVITY 1 2 3 4 5, Students understand that people form groups because of their shared.
understandings of the world and in turn they are influenced by the. particular culture so formed,Investigation Communication and Participation. Students investigate the ways people interact with each other and with. their environments in order to make informed decisions and implement. relevant social action,Natural and Social Systems, Students understand that systems provide order to the dynamic natural. and social relationships occurring in the world,Time Continuity and Change. Students understand that people s actions and values are shaped by. their understanding and interpretation of the past. Learning sequence,Activity 1 Citizenship What s it all about. This activity introduces students to the privileges and responsibilities of. Australian citizenship,Statements of Learning for Civics and Citizenship.
define and exercise personal and shared rights and responsibilities with local contexts. As a class discuss the terms privilege and responsibility You may like to start with. questions such as What would I mean if I said I was giving you responsibility for organising. the athletic carnival and Imagine the Principal is giving someone a privilege Would this. mean the person is getting something good or bad Have your students suggest examples. from their lives of responsibilities or privileges Explore how these can be applied at the. personal and national level, Ask your students to complete the online interactive Citizenship Place available by visiting. www citizenship gov au and following the link to resources This can be done individually. in small groups or as a class using an interactive whiteboard A hard copy alternative. is available using Get informed 1 This activity takes students on a quest to discover the. privileges responsibilities and democratic beliefs associated with Australian citizenship. When students have completed the activity ask them to note down any privileges and. responsibilities that they discovered during their quest. Distribute or display Get informed 2 This sheet sets out in detail the privileges and. responsibilities of Australian citizenship Use it as the basis for a PMI plus minus. interesting activity Model the PMI strategy for the class using one of the privileges Ask. students to suggest positive aspects of the privilege and list these as pluses Then list. any negative aspects that may be associated with the privilege and finally the things that. students find interesting about this privilege For example. Privilege Apply for an Australian passport,Plus Minus Interesting. You can travel It can be stolen They have an electronic chip. in them for higher security, They can be used They cost money They have Australian designs. as identification to apply for on them, Using Get active 3 students then work in groups to select another privilege and a. responsibility and use the PMI strategy to explore them more thoroughly Share the. students responses in a class discussion,Activity 2 Making a commitment.
This activity familiarises students with the Australian Citizenship Pledge and. the Australian citizenship affirmation,Statements of Learning for Civics and Citizenship. engage with values that are important to Australian democracy. understand that key civic terms used in Australia e g democracy citizen government. and parliament have been inherited from other times and places. Ask your students to explore the online interactive Making a Commitment by visiting. www citizenship gov au and following the link to resources This could be done individually. in small groups or as a class using an interactive whiteboard The activity explores the. Australian Citizenship Pledge which new citizens must make and the Australian citizenship. affirmation which all Australians can make A hardcopy alternative to this activity is. available on Get informed 4 The interactive allows users to become familiar with these. statements and understand the meanings of key terms. When students have completed the activity distribute or display Get active 5 Students. are asked to rewrite the Australian Citizenship Pledge using their own words and then to. design a certificate of Australian citizenship,Activity 3 Australian citizenship Why. In this activity students explore why people have chosen to become Australian. citizens and consider what citizenship means to people. Statements of Learning for Civics and Citizenship, explore the influence of cultural diversity on national identity and community life in. Australia and examine how this has changed over time. promote social cohesion and celebrate diversity by recognising the right of others to be. different within the rule of law, Distribute or display Get informed 6 It presents three case studies of people who have. chosen to become Australian citizens and one of a person who. has chosen to affirm their Australian citizenship Ask your students to. reflect on these before completing Get active 7 In this activity students. identify the various reasons that motivated the four people to make their decision Students. select one of the case studies and create an empathetic response in the form of a blog. email diary entry or letter written by the,person on the day of their ceremony.

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