Teacher guide Australia Day Celebrations

TLF ID M020434

This inquiry unit explores the various events held across the nation to mark Australia Day including personal and public events, celebrations and commemorations. Working in groups, students consider the roles of the Australian of the Year Awards, Citizenship Ceremonies, Australian Citizenship Affirmation and the meaning behind the celebrations and how they reflect Australia's civic identity. Through independent research and vox pop interviews students gather data from which to create a short video to address the key question of 'What does Australia Day mean to me?'

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a highly valuable resource for Civics and Citizenship as it relates to national identity, citizenship and the values that underpin Australian society.
  • The resource is valuable in building inquiry skills particularly as it supports students to practice and build skills in collaborative group work, research and evidence gathering. The unit also provides ample opportunities for students to negotiate collective and creative responses to research questions.
  • The unit also provides valuable opportunties to develop student capacities in the general capabilities, particularly in the areas of personal and social capability, critical and creative thinking and literacy.
Year level

5; 6; 7

Learning area
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Civics and citizenship

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: National Australia Day Council
  • Organization: National Australia Day Council
  • URL: http://www.australiaday.org.au
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
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