National Studies of Society and Environment curriculum framework and student outcomes

Reflections of a Nation: the History and Design of our National Capital has been designed to highlight relevant curriculum profiles for secondary school students up to Year 10.

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

Level 5 - Studies of Society and Environment

Strand

Organiser

Outcome

Evident when students:

Activity

Time, Continuity and Change

Understanding the past

5.1a Describes the significant ideas, people or events that have contributed to Australian identity

Illustrate changes in images of Australia by analysing

ources from different periods
Describe the influence of an individual on a particular period

Identify achievements of women in Australian history

The Figures of Federation (unit 1)

A Capital Competition (unit 2)

Walter Burley Griffin Research Poster (unit 3)

What’s in a Name?
(unit 4)

Time and change

5.2 Analyses how categories of time are used to locate ideas and events

Design a set of different timelines according to specified criteria

A Time for Federation (unit 1)

Interpretations and perspectives

5.3 Interprets people's motives and actions from various perspectives

Compare differing motives of two or more people about the same issue

Use evidence to show that the motives and attitudes of people in the past were not all the same

Describe how different people view the same event or issue differently according to their own perspectives

Choosing the Site of the national capital (unit 1)

The Figures of Federation (unit 1)

A Capital Competition (unit 2)

Walter Burley Griffin Research Poster (unit 3)

Debate on Capital Hill (unit 4)

Place and Space

Features of places

5.4 Accounts for similarities and differences between places by identifying factors that may shape their features

Analyse statistical and atlas maps to identify similarities and differences between places

Use field observations as a basis for describing similarities and differences between places

Outline factors affecting built features of a place

Outline the factors affecting transport routes

A Plan for the national capital (unit 3)

National Capital Comparison (unit 3)

Urban Development of the National Capital (unit 3)

People and places

5.5 Explains how people’s use of natural and built features of places changes over time

Refer to thematic map sequences to describe and explain change in places

Compare photographic and map evidence for the same place at different times to identify land use changes and suggest reasons

Describe ways urban land use has changed in a place

A Plan for the National Capital (unit 3)

National Capital Comparison (unit 3)

Urban Development of the National Capital (unit 3)

Investigation, Communication and Participation

Investigation

5.16 Recognises significant issues in an area of investigation and selects suitable ways of investigating them

Analyse media reports on an issue to determine points of view that need to be investigated

Write down a balance of open, closed precise and exploratory questions for an investigation

National Perceptions (unit 4)

A Capital Survey
(unit 4)

Communication

Uses supporting evidence to argue for a personal viewpoint

Design and conduct a survey as a basis for a report on a social or environmental issue

A Capital Survey
(unit 4)