History / Levels 3 and 4 / Historical Knowledge / Community, remembrance and celebrations
Significance of days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia and the importance of symbols and emblems, including Australia Day, ANZAC Day, Harmony Week, National Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC week and National Sorry Day.
Identifying and discussing the historical origins of an significant Australian celebration or commemoration.
Generating a list of local, state and national symbols and emblems, for example club emblems, school logos, flags, floral emblems, coat of arms, and discussing their origins and significance.
Examining the symbolism of flags such as the Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags, and recognising special occasions when they are flown, for example, all three flags are flown during NAIDOC week, National Reconciliation Week, National Sorry Day and MABO day.
Recognising the significance of other days or weeks including the Anniversary of the National Apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples (2008).
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