Curriculum Links

Years 3/4

  • Investigate why and how people participate within communities and cultural and social groups (VCCCC006)

Years 5/6

  • Identify different points of view on a contemporary issue relating to democracy and citizenship (VCCCC015)
  • Investigate how people with shared beliefs and values work together to achieve their goals and plan for action (VCCCC016)

Years 7/8

  • Describe the process of constitutional change through a referendum (VCCCG021)
  • Examine how national identity can shape a sense of belonging and examine different perspectives about Australia’s national identity, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ perspectives (VCCCC027)
  • Explain how groups express their identities, including religious and cultural identity, and how this expression can influence their perceptions of others and others’ perception of them (VCCCC026)

Years 9/10

  • Explain how Australia’s international legal obligations shape Australian law and government policies, including in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (VCCCL032)

Key Local Knowledge Featured in this Unit

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Individual Perspectives

A very powerful and worthwhile perspective to examine with your students is that of Deborah Cheetham on the national anthem.  This is particularly relevant to the Year 7/8 Curriculum.  


Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation


Bangerang Cultural Centre

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Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative


Empowered Communities

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