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Subject: HASS Date: Wednesday Time: 2:05pm-2:55pm Year Level: 5

21/02/2018 Duration: 50 minutes

Topic: Civics and citizenship

Curriculum Content Descriptors:

Humanities and social sciences / Year 5 / Knowledge and Understanding / Civics and citizenship

The key values that underpin Australia’s democracy (ACHASSK115)


• discussing the meaning of democracy

• discussing the meaning and importance of the key values of Australian democracy (for example, freedom of election and being
elected; freedom of assembly and political participation; freedom of speech, expression and religious belief; rule of law; other basic
human rights)
• considering how students apply democratic values in familiar contexts
General capabilities:

Literacy Numeracy Information and Critical and Personal and Ethical Intercultural understanding
communication creative social understanding
technology (ICT) thinking capability

Cross-curriculum priorities:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia Sustainability

Assessment and Student Evaluation: Preparation & Resources

Anecdotal notes Blank Australian values sheet for students to glue in books
HASS books
listen out for valid contributions (make note Each Democratic value on a separate page for each expert group print each one on a
who is not understanding, go back to them different colour
at end of lesson and see if they can verbally Numbers 1-5 on different colour paper so students don’t forget their home group
demonstrate they understand) Ie:
purple 1-5
Blue 1-5
Green 1-5
ticket out the door written on notes
Yellow 1-5
Orange 1-5

Students’ Prior Knowledge:

In year 4 Students built on their understanding of civics and citizenship through the concepts of democratic values, rights and responsibilities,
and participation.
Students know the purpose and services of local government and how this contributes to community life.

So far, we have looked at why we have laws/ rules in our community, home and our school and what would happen if we didn’t have any in
The meaning of democracy and that it is about being fair.
Catering for diversity

Dean- Assist in writing

Jaime- Sit at the front closer for hearing

Brennan and Josiah – assist with activity (give more time is necessary, assign them with somebody to make sure they don’t leave out any
information for their home group)

Ticket out the door challenge (Can name 2 or more values) for – Kori, Mackenzie, Melanie, Pedro, Caleyn, Isaiah, Zidane, Nisal

WALT Students learn that the 5 values of Australian democracy are:

• Freedom of Election and Being Elected
• Freedom of assembly and political participation
• Freedom of speech and religious belief
• Rule of law
• Basic human rights
Time: Teaching and Learning Strategies:

2:05-2:10 Introduction:

5 min • students sitting at desks

• Recap last session
• Class brain storm what we think democracy means (activating prior knowledge)
• In this lesson we will be learning that freedom is one of the key values of democracy
• Write up WALT on the board
• Think pair share (person next to you) – what is freedom?
• Write answers on the board
2:10-2:45 Body:
Activity – jigsaw
35 min
• Take out HASS books – will need later

• Group students into 5 groups

• Give each student a number 1-5
explain activity
• Explain that this is their home group
• Each person is going to learn about a different value of democracy and they will become the expert in that topic
• After 10 minutes of becoming the expert
• The groups will get back together and each expert will teach its team members till all the page is filled out

• Show where table 1 – 5 are

• Tell students to go to their table number and take their sheet with them to fill out their section

• Put alarm for 10 minutes

• Tell students to go back to home group and each one share their information with their group members
• They have 20 minutes for everyone to share information (5 minutes each – put a timer on for it)

2:45-2:50 Conclusion:
5 min • Get students to glue in HASS books
• Pack up and get ready to leave

• Assessment – Ticket out the door: name a democratic value ( as many as you can)

• Look at books and collect student work samples