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Year 6 Classroom Resource

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Year 6 Humanities

Humanities for Year 6 as outlined in the Australian Curriculum Version 8.1 involves developing knowledge and understanding and inquiry skills in the areas of History, Civics and Citizenship, Geography and Economics and Business.

Inquiry Questions

  • How have key figures, events and values shaped Australian society, its system of government and citizenship?
  • How have experiences of democracy and citizenship differed between groups over time and place, including those from and in Asia?
  • How has Australia developed as a society with global connections, and what is my role as a global citizen?'( ACARA, 2015) 
Australian Curriculum

Civics and Citizenship

Inquiry Questions

  • What are the roles and responsibilities of the different levels of government in Australia?
  • How are laws developed in Australia?
  • What does it mean to be an Australian citizen?'( Australian Curriculum)

Weblinks


    Economics and Business

    Social Studies for Kids - Economics:  http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/economics.htm

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

    Sustainability

    History

    Australian Curriculum Year 6 History Inquiry Questions

    • Why and how did Australia become a nation?
    • How did Australian society change throughout the twentieth century?
    • Who were the people who came to Australia? Why did they come?
    • What contribution have significant individuals and groups made to the development of Australian society?

    Geography

    The Arts in Social Education

    Australian Curriculum - Years 5 and 6 Content Descriptions
    Visual Art

    Explore ideas and practices used by artists, including practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to represent different views, beliefs and opinions (ACAVAM114)

    Explain how visual arts conventionscommunicate meaning by comparing artworks from different social, cultural and historical contexts, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks (ACAVAR117)

    Music

    Explain how the elements of musiccommunicate meaning by comparing music from different social, cultural and historical contexts, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music (ACAMUR091)

    Media Arts

    Explore representations, characterisations and points of view of people in their community, including themselves, using settings, ideas, story principles and genre conventions in images, sounds and text (ACAMAM062)

    Explain how the elements of media arts and story principles communicate meaning by comparing media artworks from different social, cultural and historical contexts, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media artworks (ACAMAR065)

    Drama

    Explain how the elements of drama and production elements communicate meaning by comparing drama from different social, cultural and historical contexts, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander drama (ACADRR038)

    Dance

    Perform dance using expressive skills to communicate a choreographer’s ideas, including performing dances of cultural groups in the community (ACADAM011)


    Indentity in Art: http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/S6232/index.html

    Visual Art

    Outdoor Living Lively Leaves: https://www.coolaustralia.org/activity/outdoor-learning-lively-leaves-years-5-6/

    Asia and Australia's Engagement with Asia

    Ethical Understanding

    • Ash Road - 'It’s hot, dry and sweaty on Ash Road, where Graham, Harry and Wallace are getting their first taste of independence, camping, just the three of them. When they accidentally light a bushfire no one would have guessed how far it would go.'   http://readingaustralia.com.au/lesson/ash-road/#next

    Intercultural Understanding

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