Topic: AAB-Education Centre
Education Centre - Foundation Principles
The Australian Light Horse Studies Centre in conjunction with the various Education authorities in Australia, has embarked upon producing a program of instruction targeted initially towards the Later Adolescence band of scholars, characteristically those who are studying in Year 9 and 10 within Australia. Each lesson will be a self contained module. Some will be more difficult than others and graded accordingly.
Issues examined include:
1. The “White Guard” guerrilla force defending Australia
2. August 1914
3. Recruiting and training
8. Life in Australia during the Great War
9. Keep the home fires burning.
10. German Anzacs
11. Aboriginal Light Horsemen
12. Myths and Legends
The material will be arranged to allow the teacher the ability to choose a module as a single lesson - it will have its own lesson plan - or part of an expansive conversation with the students. Included within the lesson plan are all the resource material required to complete the basic learning outcomes. In addition, other material on the will be referenced on the Australian Light Horse Studies Centre should the module be utilised as a larger theme.
The material is designed to enhance exploration rather than being didactic. An outline will be given with links to resource material. The material will require different levels of analytical ability to reach an outcome. Students are actively encouraged to work in groups with the purpose of task allocation, cooperation and discussion of the material. Apart from the material on the site, students will be encouraged to seek other sources too.
All material will be as authentic as possible. In addition, material for students will follow the parental guidance codes and thus be appropriate for the age group.
All lessons and material presented will comply with the Curriculum framework for ACT schools - Later adolescence, specifically dealing with the following learning principles:
21 LA.2. How government policies have affected Indigenous peoples and their pursuit of citizenship rights;
21.LA.3. The development of multiculturalism in Australia and changes in government policies on issues including immigration and their impact; and,
21 LA.4. The events, people and movements that shaped the development of Australia (e.g. colonisation and expansion, development of governments, participation in major wars) and the contexts in which events and actions occurred (e.g. social and economic context, motivation and beliefs of individuals).
21.LA.5. Contemporary and future issues and challenges facing Australian society; and,
21 LA.6. Ways in which Australia is presented, nationally and internationally (e.g. stereotypes of Australian people and places).
In the later adolescence band of development, students have opportunities to learn to:
21. LA.7. Select and apply geographical tools and processes (e.g. maps, graphs, photographs, flow charts, fieldwork, action research) to gather, interpret and present geographical information on Australia;
21. LA.8: Analyse sources, perspectives, theories and gaps in narrative accounts of Australia and Australians; and,
21. LA.9. Sequence historical events and relevant contextual information to explain and create narrative accounts of Australia and Australians.
The topics are subject to change in accordance with demand and needs.
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Citation: Foundation Principles