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Primary General capabilities

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General capabilities

Essential skills for twenty-first century learners

All the units of work in this resource address most or all of the General capabilities that are a key dimension of the Australian Curriculum, and which encompass knowledge, skills, understandings and dispositions that, together with curriculum content and the Cross-curriculum priorities, help prepare students for today’s world. Use the tables below for an overview of Primary units. Note that the General capabilities tab on the unit home page of each unit more fully describes how capabilities apply and are developed and supported in sequences and activities within units of work.

General capabilities in sequences

 Year 3: Night and dayYear 4: 1788: Was life the same for everyoneYear 5: Save one island, save them allYear 6: Talk about rightsYear 7: Imagining ancient Rome
LiteracyS2, S3, S4, S5,S6S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S8, S9, S10, S11Applies to all sequencesApplies to all sequencesApplies to all sequences
NumeracyApplies to all sequences
Information and communication technology (ICT) capabilityS5, S9S7, S8, S9, S10, S11, S12S2, S7, S9, S10, S11, S12S2, S3, S7, S11, S12
Critical and creative thinkingS5, S6S3,S4, S5, S8, S9, S10, S11S6, S10, S11, S12Applies to all sequences
Personal and social capabilityS3, S4, S8, S9, S10, S12S7, S12S6, S7, S11, S12S1, S4, S6, S7, S11Applies to sequences
Ethical understandingApplies to all sequencesS2, S3, S4, S5S2, S4, S10, S11S1, S2, S3
Intercultural understandingS7, S8, S9, S10, S11Applies to all sequencesApplies to all sequences

More details can be found on the unit home page for Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6 and Year 7 Primary.

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