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I am Australian - Integrated Studies Unit Plan and resources

I am Australian - Integrated Studies Unit Plan and resources
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This unit has been created for level 2 students however can be modified to suit older students.

Meta Questions from this unit include:
What is an Australian?
Throughout this unit students will be asking the question, what is an Australian.
They will discover that an Australian in not just someone who is born in Australia,
rather the country Australia includes a vast number of cultures and ethnicity.

What makes us Australian?
Students will look at their own ethnic background and discover who they are, where
they are from and how their lives are similar and different to that of their peers.

What impact does diversity have on Australian culture?
Students will learn about the extensive diversity that is present in Australian
culture. They will discover what diversity is present and how this diversity affects
the way Australia as a country evolves.

What do Australians value?
This unit will require students to learn about the values of different Australians.
This may be different for each student, so therefore the students will discover a lot
about their friends and peers in the classroom.

What are the qualities of an Australian?
Students will discover what makes up Australian culture, and what qualities we as
Australians value within our community.

How has the composition of the Australian population changed over time?
The unit we teach students about the members of the Australian community, who
they are and how they came to live in Australia.

Unit objectives include:
• Students will display knowledge of different cultural groups within society
and their place in one or more of these groups.
• Students will develop an understanding of Aboriginal culture and lifestyle.
• Students will develop an understanding of how white settlement influenced
the Aboriginal population.
• Students will develop an awareness of the emotions and feelings of the
Aboriginal community through experiential learning.
• Students will investigate how European settlement affected Australian life.
• Students will develop an understanding of refugees and where they come from.
• Students will develop an awareness of the emotions and feelings of refugees
through experiential learning.
• Students will develop an understanding of their identity and diversity within
the classroom and apply this knowledge into the wider community.
• Students will develop an awareness and appreciation of the different cultures
represented in their classroom.
• Students will demonstrate active listening skills during group discussions.
• Students will work effectively as a team in small group situations.
• Students will present, discuss and extend their ideas through brainstorms and
discussions with peers.

Please note that this is a large file so may take a while to download. Please be patient as this is a great unit with lots of great lessons and resources!!
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