This education resource promotes key learning outcomes.
Students will be able to:
- understand the establishment of the national capital as a result of the compromises of Federation;
- understand the historical reasons behind the geographical location of the national capital and how those decisions reflect the culture in which they were made;
- explore Walter Burley Griffin’s imaginative use of landscape when designing the future national capital;
- describe and recognise the changing patterns of urban development in the national capital by referring to Walter Burley Griffin’s original design;
- compare photographic and map evidence of the national capital at different times and examine built features in the Central National Area (at the heart of the city); reflect on the significance of commemorative works and their role in the national capital;
- value Australian identity, democracy and the symbolic role of the national capital;
- reflect on the historical and contemporary role of Australia’s national capital;
- investigate how Canberra is commonly portrayed by the media; and
- analyse comparisons between Canberra and other national capitals.
Students will also be able to:
- understand and critically challenge ideas;
- read plans and maps; use a range of information sources, including primary materials, websites and plans, to gather information and evaluate it;
- report and present information and justify findings and opinions;
- make informed decisions using evaluation criteria;
- collect information by conducting a survey and analysis results;
- participate positively and effectively as individuals or working in a small team;and
- develop a respect for cultural heritage.