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Unit Topic: Harmony Day

Week 1 Duration Focus Question/Activity

Year Level: Year 6


ICT Resources Teaching Learning Sequence Consuming

National Curriculum
Area English Strand Literacy Sub-Strand Interacting with others Interpreting, Analysing, Evaluating Interpreting, Analysing, Evaluating Outcome ACELY1709

Monday

90 min (1 X 60 min lesson 1 X 30 min lesson)

F.Q: What is Harmony Day? What does harmony mean? What are some examples of harmony in nature/in the world? Activity: Brainstorm Harmony Day creating a mind map of knowledge. Research Harmony Day on class computers and continue mind map adding new knowledge.

IWB: Mind map to draw on prior knowledge. Computers: Research term Harmony Day and investigate official website.

English

Literacy

ACELY1712

English

Literacy

ACELY1713

Tuesday

90 min (1 X 60 min lesson 1 X 30 min lesson)

F.Q: What is diversity? What are some of the ways that people can be different from each other? What things make us the same? Activity: Brainstorm what makes people different using a describing wheel. Students then need to research an Australian Icon and write a piece discussing what makes their Icon diverse.

IWB: Brainstorm aspects that make people different completing a Describing Wheel Computers: Research on an Australian Icon. Computers: Publish text and post to classroom blog.

Consuming

English

Literacy

Interpreting, Analysing, Evaluating Creating Texts Creating Texts Creating Texts

ACELY1713

English English English

Literacy Literacy Literacy

ACELY1714 ACELY1715 ACELY1717

Wednesday 90 min (1 X 60 min lesson 1 X 30 min lesson)

F.Q: Popular Culture & Diversity: What is popular Culture? How does popular culture display diversity? What themes may be explored in popular culture? Activity: Class to be split into 4 groups and are to investigate one of the songs provided that relates to cultural diversity assessing the artist message being communicated, values and attitudes in the lyrics and if the issues relate to cultural diversity in Australia. They will the present their findings to the class

IWB: To view Deconstructing snippets of each song. 1. The Beauty of Gray: Live 2. Beds are Burning: Midnight Oil 3. I am Australian: The Seekers 4. Different People: No Doubt iPads: Lyrics and links above to each song will be uploaded for the groups to analyse. iPads: Polldaddy App to create a Poll on the cultural diversity within the school. Computers: Research ABS statistics. Computers: Students create graphs comparing data between ABS and their groups findings. Producing

English

Literature

Responding to Literature Examining Literature

ACELT1614

English

Literature

ACELT1617

English English

Literacy Literacy

Texts In Context ACELY1708 Interacting with others Interpreting, Analysing, evaluating Interpreting, Analysing, evaluating ACELY1709

English

Literacy

ACELY1711

English

Literacy

ACELY1801

Thursday

120 min (2x 60 min lessons)

F.Q: Australians Bureau of Statistics and School statistics: What is ABS? What are the statistics of cultural diversity in Australia? What are the statistics within our school? Activity: In a group conduct a survey and develop some statistics about your school student population, background, culture, etc. Compare these with the latest ABS stats to see if the school aligns with the data.

Maths

Statistics & Data Probability Representation & Interpretation Statistics & Data Probability Representation & Interpretation

ACMSP147

Maths

ACMSP148

Friday

180 min (3x 60 min lessons)

F.Q: Family diversity: Give a talk about the people in your family and their heritage. How do they differ from each other? Why is your heritage important? Activity: Create a mini interview using the above focus questions. Conducted in groups of 3: Student 1: Interviewer Student 2: Interviewee Student 3: Camera Controller Repeat for each student.

Video Cameras: Sharing to record interviews. IWB: to view final videos and share with the class. Computers: post to classroom blog.

History

Historical Skills

Historical Questions & Research Explanation & Communication Explanation & Communication Language for Interaction Interacting with others Interacting with others

ACHHS120

History

Historical Skills Historical Skills Language

ACHHS124

History

ACHHS125

English

ACELA1517

English

Literacy

ACELY1816

English

Literacy

ACELY1710