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This resource provides new elaborations of curriculum content for the Australian Curriculum (Version 4.1), to support your use of the curriculum in teaching. In the units of work, the sequences and activities have links via codes to Australian Curriculum content descriptions, and each unit has a summary table that maps those links, and takes you directly to individual sequences in the unit where the elaborations are made. Use the tables below for an overview and to find elaborations for English under the three interrelated strands of Language, Literature and Literacy, and also for the supplementary learning areas of science, geography and history, for Primary units of work.

  1. Year 3: Night and day
  2. Year 4: 1788: Was life the same for everyone?
  3. Year 5: Save one island, save them all
  4. Year 6: Talk about rights
  5. Year 7: Imagining ancient Rome

Year 3 English

LanguageLiteratureLiteracy
Text structure and organisationLiterature and contextTexts in context
S5, S6S8S11
Expressing and developing ideasCreating literatureInteracting with others
S6S10, S12S1, S5, S6, S7
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating
S9, S10
Creating texts
S6, S9, S12

Year 3 Science

Science understandingScience inquiry skills
Earth and space sciencesQuestioning and predictingCommunicating
S3, S4, S5S3, S5S3, S4, S5, S6

Find more detail in Curriculum summary tables in the Year 3 unit of work.

Year 4 English

LanguageLiteratureLiteracy
Language variation and changeLiterature and contextTexts in context
S1S3, S4, S5S2, S4, S9
Language for interactionResponding to literatureInteracting with others
S1, S4, S5S1, S5, S6, S7, S8, S9S1, S5, S7, S12
Text structure and organisationExamining literatureInterpreting, analysing and evaluating
S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S9, S10S4, S5, S6, S12S2, S4, S5, S9, S10, S11
Expressing and developing ideasCreating literatureCreating texts
S1, S2, S3, S4, S6, S8, S9, S10, S11S12S7, S12

Year 4 History

Historical skillsKnowledge and understanding
Historical questions and researchAnalysis and use of resourcesPerspectives and interpretationsExplanation and communicationFirst contacts
S1, S7, S11S3, S4, S7, S8, S9, S10S9, S10S7, S12S2, S3, S4, S8, S9, S10

Find more detail in Curriculum summary tables in the Year 4 unit of work.

Year 5 English

LanguageLiteratureLiteracy
Text structure and organisationLiterature and contextTexts in context
S2, S8S1S10
Language for interactionResponding to literatureInteracting with others
S3, S7S2, S4S1
Expressing and developing ideasCreating literatureInterpreting, analysing and evaluating
S3, S9S4, S6, S7, S9S2, S3, S8, S9
Examining literatureCreating texts
S4S7, S10, S11, S12

Year 5 Geography

Geographical knowledge and understandingGeographical inquiry and skills
PlaceEnvironmentSpaceCollecting, recording, evaluating and representingCommunicatingReflecting and responding
S1S7S8S1, S6S11, S12S11, S12

Find more detail in Curriculum summary tables in the Year 5 unit of work.

Year 6 English

LanguageLiteratureLiteracy
Language variation and changeLiterature and contextTexts in context
S3, S9, S10S1, S3, S6, S11S5, S6, S7, S10
Language for interactionResponding to literatureInteracting with others
S6, S7, S11, S12S5S1, S5, S11, S12
Text structure and organisationExamining literatureInterpreting, analysing, evaluating
S4, S8, S11, S12S5S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S7, S8, S9, S10, S11
Expressing and developing ideasCreating literatureCreating texts
S1, S4, S8S12S1, S4, S6, S7, S9, S10, S11, S12

Year 6 History

Historical knowledge and understandingHistorical skills
Australia as a nationChronology, terms and conceptsHistorical questions and researchAnalysis and use of sourcesPerspectives and interpretationsExplanation and communication
All sequencesS1, S8, S10, S12S1S5, S6, S10S4, S11S5, S6, S9, S10, S11, S12

Find more detail in Curriculum summary tables in the Year 6 unit of work.

Year 7 Primary English

LanguageLiteratureLiteracy
Language variation and changeLiterature and contextTexts in context
S10, S11S2, S3, S8, S9, S11
Language for interactionResponding to literatureInteracting with others
S3S3, S5, S6, S7, S8, S9, S12S3
Text structure and organisationExamining literatureInterpreting, analysing, evaluating
S4, S5, S6S7, S8, S10, S12S2, S3, S4, S5, S7, S11
Expressing and developing ideasCreating literatureCreating texts
S1, S5, S6, S7, S12S5, S6, S7, S10S1, S2, S8, S9, S11, S12

Year 7 Primary History

Historical knowledge and understanding
Investigating the ancient pastThe Mediterranean world: Rome
S1, S2 S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S7, S8, S9, S10, S11, S12

Find more detail in Curriculum summary tables in the Year 7 Primary unit of work.

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