Victorian 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

Learning outcomes

Indicators

Activity

Geography

5.1 Compare the characteristics of significant regions in Australia and the world.

locate major natural and human environments using a range of geographical sources

describe the physical characteristics of natural and human environments

analyse maps and statistics to identify similarities and differences between environments at local and regional scales

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)

Parliamentary Zone Site Study (unit 5)

Commemoration in the Capital (unit 5)

5.2 Explain how natural processes and human activities change environments.

describe human activities which change environments using geographical media

compare evidence of changes to the environment for a place within Australia and a region outside Australia, such as photographic and map evidence

assess the extent to which natural processes and human activities change environments

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)

A National Attraction (unit 5)

Commemoration in the Capital (unit 5)

5.3. Explain how people's use of natural and human environments changes over time.

use maps and geographical techniques to provide evidence to describe change over time

make informed predictions about how the use of environments may change in the future

A Plan for the National Capital (unit 3)

National Capital Comparison (unit 3)

Urban Development of the National Capital (unit 3)

Level 6 - Studies of Society and Environment

Strand

Learning outcomes

Indicators

Activity

Geography

6.2 Evaluate how different factors affect the distribution and dynamics of human population.

analyse relevant factors to describe the dynamics of change affecting human populations

A Plan for the National Capital (unit 3)

Urban Development of the National Capital (unit 3)

History

6.2 Analyse the continuing significance of major events and ideas which shaped Australian society.

identify significant events and ideas which shaped Australian society

analyse the events and ideas bringing about significant change

evaluate the contributions of key participants and leaders in these events

compare different perspectives about a significant event

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)

Commemoration in the Capital (unit 5)

6.5 Explain the key changes in social and political attitudes and values in modern Western society.

evaluate the effect of significant events and ideas on groups

A Time for 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)