South Australian 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.

Standard 4 - Society and Environment

Strand

Learning outcomes

Indicators

Activity

Time, Continuity and Change

4.2 Recognises diversity within and between primary and secondary sources, and critically analyses why and how sources can be interpreted differently.

decides on an event or issue to investigate, and collects relevant material

creates open and closed questions to ask when interviewing local people in order to collect oral histories of events and times past, and records these

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)

A Capital Survey (unit 4)

Place, Space and Environment

4.4 Describes the places in Australia and elsewhere according to their location, natural and built features, and population and resources. Students explain interrelationships, including the effects of human modifications.

determines data needed, and identifies and uses information sources available, to prepare large class maps of particular areas

analyses maps to explain associations and interrelationships between features

A Plan for the National Capital (unit 3)

National Capital Comparison (unit 3)

Urban Development of the National Capital
(unit 3)

National Capitals Worldwide
(unit 4)

Mapping the National Capital (unit 5)

Standard 5 - Society and Environment

Strand

Learning outcomes

Indicators

Activity

Time, Continuity and Change

5.1 Critically analyses different interpretations of events, ideas and issues, including an understanding of the relationship between power and historical representation.

critically analyses evidence of changing influences on a particular idea, event or issue

Choosing the Site of the National Capital (unit 1)

A Capital Competition
(unit 2)

Walter Burley Griffin Research Poster (unit 3)

Debate on Capital Hill (unit 4)

5.2 Researches and analyses primary and secondary sources to contextualise, justify and act on the basis of their interpretation of an issue, event or pattern.

presents, as a multimedia presentation, a summary of information on an issue, drawn from primary and secondary sources

contextualises the analysis of the issue, event or pattern, including culture, time, environments and power

reports publicly on research, analyses data and justifies their own interpretation of an event, issue or pattern

Choosing the Site of the National Capital (unit 1)

A Time for Federation (unit 1)

A Capital Competition
(unit 2)

An Ideal City Critical Analysis (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)

Place, Space and Environment

5.4 Analyses and justifies personal views about similarities and differences between regions, in Australia and globally, identifying factors which shape dominant natural, sociocultural, political, economic and environmental contexts.

describes and examines the built features of regions and identifies patterns and factors associated with changes

analyses and reports on some factors affecting land use in natural environments and rural or urban areas, using examples from case studies

A Plan for the National Capital (unit 3)

National Capital Comparison (unit 3)

Urban Development of the National Capital (unit 3)

National Capitals Worldwide (unit 4)

Parliamentary Zone Site Study (unit 5)