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People Power


Grade Work Samples
End of Stage 5 (end of Year 10)
Grade A Parker  
Grade B Reese   Dale   Nicky   Bobby  
Grade C Ainsley   Mackenzie  
New Work Samples
Shane
Darcy
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Darcy
Shane
Darcy
Shane
Darcy
Shane
Darcy
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Darcy

Description of activity

Students examine the role of Charles Perkins in the Freedom Rides or Germaine Greer in Women’s Liberation or Sir John Kerr in the Whitlam dismissal. They then assess the significance of the event or issue. Using this information, students write in class an extended response of about 600 words, supporting their view with evidence.

Context

Students have learnt about the contribution of a significant individual and their role in social, political and cultural development and events.

Outcomes

A student:
5.1 explains social, political and cultural developments and events and evaluates their impact on Australian life
5.3 explains the changing rights and freedoms of Aboriginal peoples and other groups in Australia
5.8 locates, selects and organises relevant historical information from a number of sources, including ICT, to undertake historical inquiry
5.9 uses historical terms and concepts in appropriate contexts
5.10 selects and uses appropriate oral, written and other forms, including ICT, to communicate effectively about the past for different audiences

Criteria for assessing learning

(These criteria would normally be communicated to students with the activity.)

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • present a detailed examination of the contribution made by Charles Perkins to the Freedom Rides or Germaine Greer to Women’s Liberation or Sir John Kerr in the Whitlam dismissal
  • assess the significance of the event or movement
  • provide evidence to support their point of view
  • present a well-structured response that uses historical terms and concepts accurately.
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