Asia Education Foundation

Images of Asia: Rules and Symbols

cover image: CCE Unit: Images of Asia: Rules and Symbols

This unit starts with the familiar then branches out to the countries of Asia, exploring rules to do with classrooms, games and families. It introduces cultural symbols and the rules associated with them. Students will discuss the purpose of rules. They will look at why people form groups and cooperate and identify shared community values that help them live and work together.

 

 


Index

Unit Overview

This unit starts with the familiar then branches into countries of Asia contexts, exploring rules associated with classrooms, games and families, and introduces the area of cultural symbols and associated rules. Students are given the opportunity to discuss the purpose of rules. They can explore why people form groups and co-operate and identify shared community values that help people live and work together harmoniously. By looking at cultures other than our own, students understand that there are many universal rules shared by humankind with cultural contexts introducing aspects of difference.

Focus questions

Why do we have rules? How are they made? Who makes them? What do we learn about cultures by looking at their rules and mores?

Stage of schooling:

Year 3

Learning focus

Historical knowledge and understanding: Community and remembrance

Descriptions and elaborations

Please see the attached alignment document.

Duration

This unit will take 10-12 hours.

Resources

Accessing the Learning Federation materials

The Learning Federation provides teachers with online learning objects. Teachers will need to contact their state or territory representative to register and gain access to these objects. The process for accessing learning objects is further explained on The Learning Federation's website, www.thelearningfederation.edu.au.