This unit is based on the Year 3 Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, Knowledge and Understandings.

Students explore, compare and determine how and why we commemorate events, including Australian commemorations, New Year celebrations, and celebrations specific to particular countries.

They discuss acronyms and understand how they are applied to significant events in Australia. They learn the meanings of acronyms, such as NAIDOC and ANZAC.

Students plan a class celebration and explore planning processes, including voting, rules, jobs, delegating and decision making.

The students write a persuasive letter to the principal, inviting him/her to their celebration.

10 x 1 hour lessons
Cross curriculum
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Students will:

  • Explore significant events and the ways in which people remember these events.
  • Understand decision making. 
  • Understand the meaning of celebrations and commemorations.
  • Investigate celebrations and commemorations around the world. 
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