Queensland 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.

Level 5 - Studies of Society and Environment

Strand

Statement

Learning outcomes

Activity

Time, Continuity and Change

5.1 Students understand relationships between events in ancient and modern settings and can formally communicate these with reference to primary and secondary sources of evidence. They also understand how ideas and the pace of change impact on different groups in different times and can use inquiry processes to evaluate historical heritages.

5.2 Students represent situations before and after a period of rapid change.

5.3 Students collaborate to locate and systematically record information about the contributions of people in diverse past settings.

Choosing the Site of the National Capital (unit 1)

A Time for Federation (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)

What’s in a Name? (unit 4)

Level 6 - Studies of Society and Environment

Strand

Statement

Learning outcomes

Activity

Time, Continuity and Change

Students understand changes and continuities in various regions and can critique behaviours about causes and effects. They also understand that ideas and beliefs related to changes and continuities can be constructed from different perspectives and can apply the processes of inquiry to identify these perspectives.

6.1 Students evaluate evidence from the past to demonstrate how such accounts reflect the culture in which they were constructed.

6.3 Students collaboratively identify the values underlying contributions by diverse individuals and groups in Australian environments.

6.4 Students produce a corroborated argument concerning courses of a change or continuity in environments, media or gender roles.

Choosing the Site of the National Capital (unit 1)

A Time for Federation (unit 1)

The Figures of Federation (unit 1)

A Capital Competition
(unit 2)

Walter Burley Griffin Research Poster (unit 3)

National Perceptions (unit 4)

Debate on Capital Hill (unit 4)

What’s in a Name? (unit 4)
(unit 5)

Commemoration in the Capital (unit 5)