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Australian Citizenship – Topic Lesson 1

Image result for australian citizenGoal:

I understand what it means to be an Australian Citizen

 

APK:

What does the word CITIZEN mean?

Look up in the dictionary as a class.

What does the ‘average’ Australian citizen look like?

Describe/draw them using their traits – What they look like, Wear, Do etc T&T (5 mins)

Share a few ideas.

Compare to Video 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLgKg5mmXwU

 

N.I/Application:

What does it mean to be an ‘Australian citizen?’

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/citi/curr/even/why-/quick-guide-to-australian-citizenship

read as a class-discuss & take notes

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4659781.htm--take notes & discuss

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4247966.htm-take notes & discuss

What values do we share?

http://differencedifferently.edu.au/one_country_many_cultures/part_4a.php

What are the rights and responsibilities of an Australian citizen?  http://differencedifferently.edu.au/who_can_be_australian/part_2a.php  – click on “Click here to view the rights and responsibilities of Australian Citizenship”

What are issues that will concern Australian citizens?/  What are actions of responsible and engaged Australian citizens?

http://differencedifferently.edu.au/who_can_be_australian/part_3a_1.php -discuss and, at the bottom, choose an issue that you and your partner will represent. Fill in that pamphlet thinking about that issue. You may even want to choose a point of view that you don’t feel is your personal opinion

 

Goal Reflection:

What do I hope to do in my life to be an active Australian citizen?

Becoming a Global Citizen – Topic Lesson 2

Image result for global citizenshipship

Goal:

I understand what it means to be a global citizen

APK:

How are these pictures ‘global’?

 

New information/Application:

What does it mean to be a ‘global citizen?’/ what values do we share?:

Create this table:

I think/ We think/ We check (do I think/we think before watching resource)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPdtGrnj7sU

http://www.civicsandcitizenship.edu.au/verve/_resources/S101_Defining_Global_Citizenship_ed.pdf

What are the rights and responsibilities of a global citizen?/What are issues that will concern global citizens?

Case study-Oxfam  https://www.oxfam.org.uk/cymru/vision-mission-and-beliefs       https://www.oxfam.org.uk/what-we-do/about-us/how-we-work/our-goals-and-values https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5veIlFgugAI

What are actions of responsible and engaged global citizens?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z7gDsSKUmUhttp://www.civicsandcitizenship.edu.au/verve/_resources/A102_Global_Citizenship_Diagram.pdf  http://differencedifferently.edu.au/thinking_globally/part_3a.php

 

Goal Reflection:

What do I hope to do in my life to be an active global citizen?

Homework – Term 2, Week 1

Welcome back!

After a great holiday break, it’s time to get back into learning together.

This week you need to complete:

  1. Reading log signed 5 times for the week
  2. Hotmaths-Addition in columns
  3. 100 Word Challenge (try to set yourself a writing goal at the start.                                                                                                                            Here is this week’s prompt:…Although they ran quickly, they were still not making enough progress…Things to consider (Please remember to consider these!):
    • where is the setting?
    • Why are they running?
    • Who are THEY?
    • What is the progress they need to make?

https://100wc.net/week-27-18/

  1. BTN reflection -this week it’s free choice
  2. Comment on at least 2 other blogs- remember to be relevant, constructive and appropriate. There’s hints for leaving comments here: http://antsclass.global2.vic.edu.au/student-blogs-and-email/ 

 

Homework – Week 9

Welcome to the last week of term 1, 5/6A.

Well done on a very busy but productive term.

Over the holidays you will have 2 things to complete.

1. The first task is to write a letter to your new Prep buddy.  You will write a letter introducing yourself to your buddy. Tell them a little about yourself, maybe about your family, any pets you might have. Tell them what you like to do. Do you have a favourite football team? favourite food?

Make sure you ask your buddy some questions too. What information is going to help you get to know your buddy a little better?

You need to think about the purpose of the letter and who your audience is. What type of language should you use? What words and content are appropriate for a child who is about 5 years old? What about the presentation of your letter? What would a 5 year old appreciate? Should you include stickers, pictures, different colours?

2. The second task for the holidays is to read. Rather than maintaining your reading log for the holidays, set yourself the challenge of reading an entire book. Choose something that will challenge you, but that you find interesting. Be prepared to share about your book when we return after the holidays. Please see me BEFORE the  term ends if you are having any difficulty finding a suitable book to read.

Homework Week 8

The homework this week is due on Monday 26th March

  1. Reading Log (5 times for the week, filled in your reading log and signed by a parent or guardian)
  2. 100 word challenge – please make sure you read over your work aloud and make the appropriate corrections.
  3. HotMaths – the focus this week is on strategies for addition
  4. BTN – Please click on this link to find a BTN article on the History of Voting in Australia.    http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4464749.htm

Homework Week 7

The homework this week is due on Monday 19th March

  1. Reading Log (5 times for the week, filled in your reading log and signed by a parent or guardian)
  2. 100 word challenge (this will be done during class time on Wednesday for those who are not at district swimming). Please remember our lesson on narrowing the focus of your topic – make sure you slow down the moment and add description.
  3. HotMaths – this will be a little different this week. You have been set a Level 4 task scorcher. This will enable you to practise your multiples to 10. The aim is to go through slowly at first, making sure you record (in your homework book) any problems you can’t answer promptly. Then go through again, trying to improve your own score. You are expected to go through this a few times with the aim of getting your personal best.
  4. BTN – following the usual expectations.  Choose from the list provided. Think about articles that might help you in researching for your infographic project.
    Constitution: 11/02/2014, Behind the NewsGovernor-General: 04/02/2014, Behind the News

    Voting Age: 10/11/2015, Behind the News

    Australia Day: 05/12/2006, Behind the News.

    Moving Australia Day 09/02/2016 Behind the News

    Preferential Voting 03/09/2013 Behind the News

    Asking the People 25/08/2015 Behind the News

    Federation 18/03/2014 Behind the News

    Indigenous Parliament 10/06/2014 Behind the News

    State Laws 29/10/2013  Behind the News

    High Court 13/09/2011 Behind the News

    The Speaker’s Job: 11/08/2015, Behind the News

    Voting Changes 01/03/2016 Behind the News

    New Senate: 22/07/2014, Behind the News

    The Senate 17/09/2013 Behind the News

    Budget Taxes 20/05/2014 Behind the News

    New PM 13/10/2015 Behind the News

    Reconciliation Week: 26/05/2015, Behind the News

    Young Leaders: 01/04/2014, Behind the News

Homework Week 6 – Due Tuesday 13th March

You are expected to have your diary and homework book (reading log is in the back of this) at school EVERY MONDAY – however, as there is a public holiday on Monday, work will be due on Tuesday next week.

This week you need to do:

  1. Reading Log (signed 5 times for the week)
  2. 100 word challenge
  3. Hot Maths task (this week the focus is on rounding)
  4. BTN reflection -this week please reflect on this article in preparation for this week’s topic lesson: Levels of Government: 31/05/2016, Behind the News

Apostrophes Lesson for Monday 5/3/18

Using apostrophes can be quite tricky. They are used for possession and abbreviation, but there are a bunch of rules and exceptions.

Choose one of these 2 slideshows to follow to consolidate your understanding of apostrophes.

  1. This Powerpoint gives a good outline & explanation of rules, and activities to practise. Year 6s will have seen this presentation last year, but may choose to do it again if they a bit unsure of the rules and would like revision.      When to use an Apostrophe   Download and open the PowerPoint- choose a partner to work with
  2. This website is a great resource to learn and practise. It offers more complex investigation. Most of the slides have activities embedded in them so don’t just click ‘next’ after reding a slid- see if there’s something to click on. If you’re unsyre of answers, there’s also a ‘hint’ button at the top. This requires Flash which you may have to ‘allow’ on Chrome, or else, open it in Internet Explorer browser-choose a partner to work with.

http://writing-kit.com/apostrophes/index.html

WHICHEVER YOU CHOOSE, OPEN YOUR WRITING INB AND WRITE UP YOUR LEARNING AS YOU GO.

YOU SHOULD TAKE A NOTE OR 2 FOR EVERY PAGE WITH INFORMATION , AND GIVE AN EXAMPLE OR 2 FROM EACH ACTIVITY PAGE.

Homework Week 5 – Part 2

  1. Hotmaths tasks has now been set (due next Tuesday)
  2. For your BTN reflection choose from the list below (related to our Integrated Studies Unit). This is also due on Tuesday next week.

Constitution: 11/02/2014, Behind the News

Governor-General: 04/02/2014, Behind the News

Voting Age: 10/11/2015, Behind the News

Australia Day: 05/12/2006, Behind the News.

Moving Australia Day 09/02/2016 Behind the News

Preferential Voting 03/09/2013 Behind the News

Asking the People 25/08/2015 Behind the News

Federation 18/03/2014 Behind the News

Indigenous Parliament 10/06/2014 Behind the News

State Laws 29/10/2013  Behind the News

High Court 13/09/2011 Behind the News

The Speaker’s Job: 11/08/2015, Behind the News

Voting Changes 01/03/2016 Behind the News

New Senate: 22/07/2014, Behind the News

The Senate 17/09/2013 Behind the News

Budget Taxes 20/05/2014 Behind the News

New PM 13/10/2015 Behind the News

Reconciliation Week: 26/05/2015, Behind the News

Young Leaders: 01/04/2014, Behind the News

Homework Week 5

You are expected to have your diary and homework book (reading log is in the back of this) at school EVERY MONDAY.

This week you need to do:

  1. Reading Log (signed 5 times for the week)
  2. 100 word challenge

A HotMaths task and BTN article will be set on Tuesday (Due Tuesday next week – 6th March)

Further details on the expectations for each of these can be found in the Homework section of the class blog.