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ACARA Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

Content description ACHHK063

Humanities and Social Sciences / History / Year 3 / Historical Knowledge and Understanding / Community and Remembrance
Content description
Days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia (including Australia Day, ANZAC Day, Harmony Week, National Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC week and National Sorry Day) and the importance of symbols and emblems.
Elaborations
  1. identifying and discussing the historical origins of an important Australian celebration or commemoration
  2. generating a list of local, state and national symbols and emblems (for example club emblems, school logos, flags, floral emblems, coat of arms) and discussing their origins and significance
  3. examining the symbolism of flags (for example the Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags) and recognising special occasions when they are flown (for example all three flags are flown during NAIDOC week, National Reconciliation Week, National Sorry Day and MABO day)
  4. recognising the significance of other days or weeks including the Anniversary of the National Apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples (2008)
Cross-curriculum priorities
  • http://vocabulary.curriculum.edu.au/crossCurriculum/1
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
General capabilities
  • Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding