National profile Level 3 Studies of Society and Environment curriculum framework and student outcomes

The Story of our Nation's Capital - A National Capital Exhibition Education Resource Kit has been designed to highlight relevant curriculum profiles for middle and upper primary schools.

Note: the following document is also applicable to ACT and Tasmanian curriculum requirements

Strand Organiser Outcome Evident when students Activity

Time, Continuity and Change

Understanding the past

3.1a Describes different periods of time in the local area.

Describe the ways of life, beliefs and practices of the original inhabitants and the men, women and children who later settled in the local area.

Derive information from photographs, local histories and first-hand accounts to show the development of a community.

Mothy Mobile

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A Stitch in Time

3.1b Interprets accounts and artefacts of people in other times.

Collect evidence that describe the ways of life, beliefs and practices of men, women and children in other times.

Listen to stories about people from other times and places and depict their impressions of them.

Observe artefacts and suggest who used them and what for.Tool Time

A Stitch in Time

Lovely Limestone


Strand Organiser Outcome Evident when students Activity

Time, Continuity and Change

Time and change

3.2 Constructs a sequence from a set of events.

Present an accurate sequence when recounting or paraphrasing narratives or ballads about men and women and events in the past in the local area or elsewhere.

Make models to show changes in an environment over a long period.

Walter Burley Griffin

Yes Prime Minister

Canberra Creation

Designer School

Interpretations and perspectives

3.3 Gives reasons why the local community and environment have changed or are likely to change.

Outline changes in land use in the local area and suggest reasons.

Select from an account of the development of a community some events that may have caused change.

Explain why the design of homes has changed over time and may change in the future.


Tool Time

Location, Location

Walter Burley Griffin

Green Thumb

Level 3 - Studies of Society and Environment

Strand Organiser Outcome Evident when students Activity

Place and Space

Features of places

3.4 Describes places according to their location and natural and built features.

Locate major towns and cities within Australia and other nations.

Use photographs of places to identify natural and built features.

National Capitals Worldwide

What's in a Name?

Investigation, Communication and Participation


3.16 Frames questions and identifies sources of information.

Design questions to ask groups or individuals about a given topic.

Interpret and organise data (describe artefacts, read maps, identify relevant information in journals, paraphraseletters, interpret paintings).

Describe what they are going to investigate and how they will collect information.

Use a computer to find and prepare information for presentation.

Discover your National Capital

Greetings from Canberra

Designer School

Walter Burley Griffin

National Capitals World-Wide


3.17 Presents information to explore a key idea.

Give reasons for choosing and rejecting information.

Collate information to design a chart, map or diary of events.

Almighty Arch

Canberra Creation

Born Identity