Celebrations Around The World Unit Plan

Unit Plan

Celebrations Around The World Unit Plan

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This Humanities and Social Sciences unit addresses the topic of celebrations. It covers personal, family and community celebrations; national days; Australia-specific commemorations and religious/cultural celebrations from around the world.

It consists of 9 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An inquiry-based research task, which may couple as an assessment task, is included in the unit. The number of lessons required to complete this task may vary from class to class.

 Overview

Objectives

  • To explore how and why people celebrate.
  • To identify how and why families celebrate.
  • To identify how and why communities celebrate.
  • To explore how nations celebrate their unique history, culture and identity.
  • To explore some significant Australian commemorations and celebrations.
  • To explore some significant religious and cultural celebrations.
  • To compare and contrast how Christmas is celebrated around the world.
  • To deepen understanding of celebrations around the world through inquiry-based research.

This History unit provides excellent opportunities for cross-curricular integration. Look for ways to meaningfully integrate the content of the unit with other learning areas e.g. Literacy, Numeracy, The Arts.

Prior to commencing the unit, develop a celebrations display in the classroom. Display posters and word wall vocabulary that will stimulate the students’ interest and assist in their learning throughout the unit. For examples of teaching resources to display in your classroom, browse the Celebrations collection on the Teach Starter website.

Some of the resources which accompany this unit plan will need to be prepared prior to teaching. For this reason, it is advised that teachers browse through all lessons before commencing the unit.

A number of creative art activities have been designed to be used in conjunction with this unit of work. These can be completed throughout the unit and added to the classroom display. The art activities can be accessed on the Teach Starter website via the following links:

 

 Lessons

60 minutes
Lesson 1

Why Celebrate?

A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore how and why people celebrate.

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60 minutes
Lesson 2

Family Celebrations

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify how and why families celebrate.

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60 minutes
Lesson 3

Community Celebrations

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify how and why communities celebrate.

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60 minutes
Lesson 4

National Celebrations

A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore how nations celebrate their unique history, culture and identity.

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60 minutes
Lesson 5

Australian Commemorations and Celebrations

A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore some significant Australian commemorations and celebrations.

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60 minutes
Lesson 6

Religious and Cultural Celebrations

A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore some significant religious and cultural celebrations.

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60 minutes
Lesson 7

Christmas Around The World - Case Study

A 60 minute lesson in which students will compare and contrast how Christmas is celebrated around the world.

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60 minutes
Lesson 8

Celebrations Inquiry Task - Researching

A 60 minute lesson in which students will deepen understanding of celebrations around the world through inquiry-based research.

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60 minutes
Lesson 9

Celebrations Inquiry Task - Presenting

A 60 minute lesson designed to deepen understanding of celebrations around the world through inquiry-based research.

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  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

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