Term 3 in Levels 1 and 2?



Same but different, hooray!

Social Justice: How can we develop equality in our community?

Students are investigating similarities and differences of the various countries from around the world. They are exploring the reasons why people from different cultures have other ways of living. They are learning about equality and celebrating the multi-cultural groups and indigenous communities that make up Australia.



Through an immersion into a range of cultural experiences, the Level 1/2 students are developing an understanding of multicultural Australia. They are exploring different foods and traditions from cultures other than their own. They are learning to show respect for those who sound, look and act differently to themselves. They are developing an understanding that although we are all different, we all hold very similar values; love, friendship and care for our family.  Students will learn that in multicultural societies, we are more likely to be fair when we understand and value the similarities and differences between cultures.

Guiding/ essential questions:

What do different cultural groups contribute to Australia?

How can we appreciate and get the most out of living in a multicultural society?

In what ways can we treat all people fairly and with respect?       

Expected knowledge/understandings:

Students will learn about the traditions, celebrations, music and cuisine of groups that make up multicultural Australia.

They consider the importance of acceptance, understanding, respect and fairness

Students understand and value similarities and differences between cultures.

They will embrace the different foods and traditions from cultures other than their own.

Expected skills:

Research how people are connected to different places

Identify, describe and use different kinds of question stems to gather information and ideas


Other Learning Areas

The Humanities /



Geographical Concepts and Skills


  • Identify how people are connected to different places(Geographical Knowledge)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Country/Place on which the school is located and why Country/Place is important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and the ways in which they maintain special connections to particular Country/Place
  • Definition of places as parts of the Earth’s surface that have been given meaning by people, and how places can be defined at a variety of scales
  • Representation of the location of places and their features on maps and models, including a globe, and the location of the major geographical divisions of the world in relation to Australia






Historical Concepts and Skills


  • Sequence significant events about personal and family history to create a chronological narrative



Historical Knowledge


  • How they, their family, friends and communities commemorate past events that are important to them

  • How the present, past and future are signified by terms indicating and describing time



Critical and Creative Thinking





  • Investigate ways to problem-solve, using egocentric and experiential language

  • Consider ways to express and describe thinking activity, including the expression of feelings about learning, both to others and self (Questions and Possibilities)

  • Make simple modifications to known ideas and routine solutions to generate some different ideas and possibilities

  • Identify, describe and use different kinds of question stems to gather information and ideas



Ethical Capability


Decision Making and Actions


  • Explore the type of acts often considered right and those often considered wrong and the reasons why they are considered so



Intercultural Capability


Cultural Diversity


  • Identify and discuss cultural diversity in the school and/or community

  • Imagine and explain what their responses might be if they were placed in a different cultural situation or setting



Cultural Practices


  • Describe their experiences of intercultural encounters in which they have been involved

  • Identify what is familiar and what is different in the ways culturally diverse individuals and families live



Personal and Social Capability


  • Social Awareness and Management

  • Recognise that conflict occurs and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate ways to deal with conflict



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