Queensland 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 Queensland, end of years 5-7.

Level 3 - Studies of Society and Environment

Strand Statement Learning outcomes Activity

Time, Continuity and Change

Students understand contributions, causes and effects, and differing perspectives about particular developments in Australia's history and can use a range of evidence. They also understand how to organise information about these developments and can make predictions about Australia's environmental and social futures.

3.2 Students create sequences and timelines about specific Australian changes and continuities.

3.3 Students use knowledge
of people's contributions in Australia's past to cooperatively develop visions of preferred futures.

3.4 Students organise information about the causes and effects of specific historical events.

Yes Prime Minister

Walter Burley Griffin

Almighty Arch

What's in a Name?

Lovely Limestone

Born Identity

Place and Space

Students understand interrelationships between people and some natural cycles and can participate in identifying and resolving a local environmental issue. They also understand how to use some standard map references and can identify the values underlying human action in familiar places.

3.1 Students compare how diverse groups have used and managed natural resources in different environments.

3.2 Students create and undertake plans that aim to influence decisions about an element of a place.

D3.7 Students describe how natural and built elements give character and importance to local and international places.

Green Thumb

Designer School

Mothy Mobile

Location, Location

Canberra Creation

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Greetings from Canberra

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Level 4 - Studies of Society and Environment

Strand Statement Learning outcomes Activity

Time, Continuity and Change

Students understand that information about events, artefacts, symbols and stories is selective and they can critique such evidence. They also understand social and environmental changes and continuities in local and global settings and can describe possible and preferred futures.

4.1 Students use primary sources to investigate situations before and after a change in Australian settings

4.3 Students share empathetic responses to contributions that diverse individuals and groups have made to Australian history.

4.4 Students critique information sources to show the positive and negative effects of a change or continuity on different groups.

D4.8 Students communicate how an individual or group
was crucial to a political development that promoted a value.

Yes Prime Minister

Walter Burley Griffin

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Born Identity

What's in a Name?

Location, Location