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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.
- Gathering, exploring and interpreting
- Responding, reporting and reflecting
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.
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:
Historical knowledge and understanding: Community and remembrance
Descriptions and elaborations
Please see the attached alignment document.
This unit will take 10-12 hours.
- Snapshots of Asia (Curriculum Corporation, 2001)
- The Really Big Beliefs Project (Curriculum Corporation, 2005)
- The Really Big Food Project (Curriculum Corporation, 2004)
- Images of Asia: Symbols, Patterns and Designs (Curriculum Corporation, 2004)
- Asia Counts: Primary (Curriculum Corporation, 2001)
- Vietnam: Young People, Old Country: Primary (Curriculum Corporation, 1997)
- School's Out (Curriculum Corporation, 1995)
- Voices and Values: Citizenship in Asia (Curriculum Corporation, 1998)
- Discovering Democracy: 'Rules and Laws' Unit (Curriculum Corporation, 1998)
- Make the rules: fair play, Curriculum Corporation, 2005, The Le@rning Federation learning object L1007
- Make the rules: keep it fair, Curriculum Corporation, 2005, The Le@rning Federation learning object L1033
- Art materials, including large sheets of paper, cardboard, pencils, textas, paint, scissors and blu-tac
- Magazines and travel brochures
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