Western 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.

Level 5 - Society and Environment

Strand

Learning outcomes

Pointers

Activity

Time, Continuity and Change

5.1 The student understands that, when comparing the significant events, people and ideas in one time period with those of another, changing and lasting aspects are evident in communities and societies.

design a set of different timelines according to specified criteria

A Time for Federation (unit 1)

5.2 The student understands that the beliefs and way of life of people are a consequence of changes and continuity in other times.

identify achievements of women in Australian history

The Figures of Federation
(unit 1)

Walter Burley Griffin Research Poster (unit 3)

5.3 The student understands that differences in people’s beliefs and values contribute to varying interpretations of the past.

compare differing views of people about the same issue, e.g. viewpoints in voting in an election, an environmental issue

view changing attitudes, motives or actions relating to issues

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)

A Capital Survey (unit 4)

Debate on Capital Hill (unit 4)

Place and Space

5.1 The student understands that spatial patterns are caused by the interrelationship between various processes.

analyse statistical, photographic and topographic maps to identify similarities and differences between places

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)

5.2 The student understands that a range of factors, processes and values influence the interdependence of people and places.

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

describe the ways in which people use, modify and exploit their natural environment

A Plan for the National Capital (unit 3)

National Capital Comparison
(unit 3)

Urban Development of the National Capital (unit 3)

Level 6 - Society and Environment

Strand

Learning outcomes

Pointers

Activity

Time, Continuity and Change

6.1 The student understands that present-day communities and societies have been shaped by the changing and lasting aspects of significant events, people and ideas from the past.

identify turning points in a period

Choosing the Site of the National Capital (unit 1)

The Figures of Federation
(unit 1)

A Time for Federation (unit 1)

A Capital Competition (unit 2)

Walter Burley Griffin Research Poster (unit 3)

6.2 The student understands that change in societies and environments occurs in many forms and at varying rates.

evaluate positive and negative aspects of change

describe the effects of urban development on the Australian environment

A Plan for the National Capital (unit 3)

National Capital Comparison (unit 3)

Urban Development of the National Capital (unit 3)

Debate on Capital Hill (unit 4)

6.3 The student understands that, over time, changes occur in interpretations of people and events of the past.

analyse advertisements to identify the techniques used to influence consumers

National Perceptions (unit 4)

Place and Space

6.1 The student understands that variations in spatial patterns occur as the result of the interaction of various processes over time.

account for the changing patterns of urbanisation and urban growth in Australia

compare a natural or built landscape which has changed little with one that is changing rapidly and refer to processes to explain the different rates of change

A Plan for the National Capital (unit 3)

National Capital Comparison (unit 3)

Urban Development of the National Capital (unit 3)

6.2 The student understands that over time the interaction of factors, processes and values results in variations in the way people and places are interdependent.

compare, contrast and explain the consequences of human modifications of places in any region of the world

explain modifications to natural features of places made by urban land use activities including building, road networks, recreation areas

use a case study to demonstrate results of human modification over time

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)

Commemoration in the Capital (unit 5)