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1 Plan smarter to embed cross-curriculum priorities
Sustainability Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia Sally Rawlings Deputy Head Woodleigh School Minimbah Campus Frankston South, Victoria

2 This dog was born on Christmas Eve in the year 2002.
He was born with 2 legs - He couldn’t walk and even his mother didn’t want him.    

3 But then, his present owner, met him and wanted to take care of him.
His first owner also didn’t think that he could survive and he was thinking of putting him to sleep.   But then, his present owner, met him and wanted to take care of him.   

4 She became determined to teach and train this little dog to walk by himself .  
She named him 'Faith'.   

5 In the beginning, she put Faith on a surfboard to let him feel movement. 
Later she used peanut butter on a spoon as a reward for him for standing up and jumping around. 

6 Amazingly, only after 6 months, like a miracle, Faith learned to balance on his hind legs and to jump to move forward then to walk on his hind legs.

7 He is famous on the international scene and has appeared in various newspapers and on TV shows.   

8 He was even considered to appear in one of Harry Potter movies.

9 In life there are always challenges , so in order to feel better you just need to look at life from another perspective and never give up.

10 Which brings us to the Australian Curriculum!

11 Cross curriculum priorities in each subject / domain
The Australian curriculum states that cross-curriculum priorities: will have a strong but varying presence depending on their relevance to the learning areas. will be supported through links within the content descriptors that draw attention to the need and opportunity to address the cross-curriculum priorities at this time. will be supported through elaborations that provide further advice on how to embed these priorities, or teachers can click on the hyperlink (see also Scootle) which will provide further links to more detailed information on each priority.

12 Sustainability Organising Ideas Systems (social, economic and ecological systems, ecosystems, biosphere) World views (dependence of on healthy ecosystems, and valuing diversity and social justice) Futures (values of care, respect and responsibility; need to explore and understand environments; evaluation of past practices; assessment of scientific and technological developments; balanced judgments based on projected future economic, social and environmental impacts; preserve and/or restore the quality and uniqueness of environments. ) Handouts of each of the organising ideas.

13 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
Organising Ideas Country / Place (two distinct Indigenous groups; special connection to and responsibility for Country/Place; unique belief systems and are spiritually connected to the land, sea, sky and waterways.) Culture (many language groups; express ways of life through being, knowing, thinking and doing; experiences can be viewed through historical, social and political lenses.) People (a diversity of nations across Australia; family and kinship structures; local and global contributions.)

14 Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia
Organising Ideas Asia and its diversity (diverse ethnic backgrounds, traditions, cultures, belief systems and religions.; use of diverse environments global implications.) Achievements and contributions of the peoples of Asia (contributions to world history and human endeavour; arts and literature of Asia influence aesthetic and creative pursuits within Australia.) Asia-Australia engagement (Collaboration and engagement with the peoples of Asia; our histories from ancient times to the present are linked; Australians play a significant role in social, cultural, political and economic developments in the Asia region.)

15 Embedding Cross-curriculum priorities into your planning
Task: Use the yearly overview planning sheet (provided) to identify the units of work you teach each term. Using the cross-curriculum priorities, identify the key concepts within each of the organising ideas and determine where the natural links fall within your subject/s area. Accessing the Australian Curriculum website, locate content descriptors that support your intended learning outcomes and follow the hyperlinks to develop your unit planner/s.

16 Cross curriculum priority Cross curriculum content
Term 2 Year level focus Cross curriculum priority Treading Lightly Science – Earth’s resources, Biological science Sustainability – systems & world views A&TSI histories and cultures – country / place General capabilities ICT Critical and creative thinking Literacy Ethical understanding Personal and social capability Key inquiry questions What is the relationship between people and the environment? What can you learn from observing an environment? Key concepts & Cross curriculum content Sustainability World views are formed by experiences at personal, local, national and global levels, and are linked to individual and community actions for sustainability. All life forms, including human life, are connected through ecosystems on which they depend for their wellbeing and survival. A&TSI people have a special connection to and responsibility for Country/Place Skills Science inquiry make observations in the field analyse data collected,  collate information in a meaningful way present understandings to an audience


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