So I am running behind with my assignment however I am not giving up!
I will continue to work through until I get it finished!
I have chosen year 6 history for my assignment with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights, more specifically on the Stolen Generations. This unit will allow students to engage in historical inquiry and develop respect for the history of Australia’s Indigenous population. I am using the Australian curriculum which can be found here: http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/humanitiesandsocialsciences/history/Curriculum/F-10#level6
A small state primary school located thirty kilometres inland from the gold coast, with a total enrolment of approximately three hundred students. Year Six is the highest grade at this school. The pupils have high attendance records and parents are greatly involved with the education. Many of the students are from a middle class background. Adult colleagues involved in Year Six education include the classroom teacher, the teacher aid (twice a week) and also volunteers (parents and community members). The school has one computer lab consisting of twenty five desktop computers and five laptops. There are also six iPads. The laptops and iPads can be reserved individually for classes. All computers and digital devices have internet access and all classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and projectors.
The Year Six class is made up of eleven girls and thirteen boys aged between ten and twelve years. Two male students have Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The students are ICT capable and can effectively use Microsoft documents such as Word and PowerPoint. Students are also knowledgeable when using search engines and interactive apps. Students frequently interact and communicate with ICTs for the completion of class work and assessment.
Students will know that… [Constructing Knowledge Objectives]
Experiences of Australian democracy and citizenship, including the status and rights of Aboriginal people and/or Torres Strait Islanders, migrants, women, and children. (ACHHK114)
- the lack of citizenship rights for Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Australia, illustrated by their early classification as flora and fauna, controls on movement and residence, the forcible removal of children from their families leading to the Stolen Generations, and poor pay and working conditions
- investigating the experiences of democracy and citizenship of children who were placed in orphanages, homes and other institutions (for example the nature of their food and shelter, education and contacts with family)
Students will be able to… [Transforming Objectives]
Identify and locate a range of relevant sources (ACHHS120)
- using internet search engines, museums, library catalogues and indexes to find material relevant to an inquiry
Use a range of communication forms (oral, graphic, written) and digital technologies (ACHHS125)
- developing charts, graphs, tables, digital presentations, written and oral presentations to explain the past using ICTs.
Wish me luck!