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1. Science

1.1. Science Understanding

1.1.1. Biological sciences

1.1.1.1. ACSSU094

1.1.1.1.1. The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment

1.1.2. Chemical sciences

1.1.2.1. ACSSU095

1.1.2.1.1. Changes to materials can be reversible or irreversible

1.1.3. Earth and space sciences

1.1.3.1. ACSSU096

1.1.3.1.1. Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth’s surface

1.1.4. Physical scienes

1.1.4.1. ACSSU097

1.1.4.1.1. Electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a range of sources

1.2. Science as a Human Eneavour

1.2.1. Use and influence of science

1.2.1.1. ACSHE100

1.2.1.1.1. Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions

1.3. Science Inquiry Skills

1.3.1. Questioning and predicting

1.3.1.1. ACSIS232

1.3.1.1.1. With guidance, pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific investigations

1.3.2. Planning and conducting

1.3.2.1. ACSIS103

1.3.2.1.1. Identify, plan and apply the elements of scientific investigations to answer questions and solve problems using equipment and materials safely and identifying potential risks

1.3.3. Processing and analysing data and information

1.3.3.1. ACSIS107

1.3.3.1.1. Construct and use a range of representations, including tables and graphs, to represent and describe observations, patterns or relationships in data using digital technologies as appropriate

1.3.4. Communicating

1.3.4.1. ACSIS110

1.3.4.1.1. Communicate ideas, explanations and processes using scientific representations in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts

2. English

2.1. Language

2.1.1. Language and interaction

2.1.1.1. ACELA1517

2.1.1.1.1. Understand the uses of objective and subjective language and bias

2.1.2. Text structure and organisation

2.1.2.1. ACELA1518

2.1.2.1.1. Understand how authors often innovate on text structures and play with language features to achieve particular aesthetic, humorous and persuasive purposes and effects

2.1.2.2. ACELA1521

2.1.2.2.1. Understand the uses of commas to separate clause

2.1.3. Expressing and developing ideas

2.1.3.1. ACELA1522

2.1.3.1.1. Investigate how complex sentences can be used in a variety of ways to elaborate, extend and explain ideas

2.1.3.2. ACELA1523

2.1.3.2.1. Understand how ideas can be expanded and sharpened through careful choice of verbs, elaborated tenses and a range of adverb groups/phrases

2.1.3.3. ACELA1524

2.1.3.3.1. Identify and explain how analytical images like figures, tables, diagrams, maps and graphs contribute to our understanding of verbal information in factual and persuasive texts

2.1.3.4. ACELA1525

2.1.3.4.1. Investigate how vocabulary choices, including evaluative language can express shades of meaning, feeling and opinion

2.2. Literature

2.2.1. Literature and context

2.2.1.1. ACELT1613

2.2.1.1.1. Make connections between students’ own experiences and those of characters and events represented in texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts

2.3. Literacy

2.3.1. Text in context

2.3.1.1. ACELY1708

2.3.1.1.1. Compare texts including media texts that represent ideas and events in different ways, explaining the effects of the different approaches

2.3.2. Interacting with others

2.3.2.1. ACELY1709

2.3.2.1.1. Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions

2.3.2.2. ACELY1816

2.3.2.2.1. Use interaction skills, varying conventions of spoken interactions such as voice volume, tone, pitch and pace, according to group size, formality of interaction and needs and expertise of the audience

2.3.2.3. ACELY1710

2.3.2.3.1. Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements for defined audiences and purposes, making appropriate choices for modality and emphasis

2.3.3. Interpreting, analysing, evaluating

2.3.3.1. ACELY1711

2.3.3.1.1. Analyse how text structures and language features work together to meet the purpose of a text

2.3.3.2. ACELY1713

2.3.3.2.1. Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts

2.3.3.3. ACELY1801

2.3.3.3.1. Analyse strategies authors use to influence readers

2.3.4. Creating texts

2.3.4.1. ACELY1714

2.3.4.1.1. Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audience

2.3.4.2. ACELY1715

2.3.4.2.1. Re-read and edit students’ own and others’ work using agreed criteria and explaining editing choices

2.3.4.3. ACELY1717

2.3.4.3.1. Use a range of software, including word processing programs, learning new functions as required to create texts

3. Legend

3.1. Functional Pedagogy

3.2. Critical Pedagogy

3.3. Prior Knowledge

3.4. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures CCP

4. Maths

4.1. Statistics and Probability

4.1.1. Data representation and interpretation

4.1.1.1. ACMSP147

4.1.1.1.1. Interpret and compare a range of data displays, including side-by-side column graphs for two categorical variables

4.1.1.2. ACMSP148

4.1.1.2.1. Interpret secondary data presented in digital media and elsewhere

5. Technologies

5.1. Design and Technologies

5.1.1. Design and Technologies Processes and Production Skils

5.1.1.1. ACTDEP025

5.1.1.1.1. Generate, develop and communicate design ideas and processes for audiences using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques

5.2. Digital Technologies

5.2.1. Digital Technologies Processes and Production Skills

5.2.1.1. ACTDIP017

5.2.1.1.1. Define problems in terms of data and functional requirements drawing on previously solved problems

5.2.1.2. ACTDIP021

5.2.1.2.1. Explain how student solutions and existing information systems are sustainable and meet current and future local community needs

5.2.1.3. ACTDIP022

5.2.1.3.1. Plan, create and communicate ideas and information, including collaboratively online, applying agreed ethical, social and technical protocols

6. The Arts

6.1. Media Arts

6.1.1. Content Descriptions

6.1.1.1. ACAMAM063

6.1.1.1.1. Develop skills with media technologies to shape space, time, movement and lighting within images, sounds and text

6.1.1.2. ACAMAM064

6.1.1.2.1. Plan, produce and present media artworks for specific audiences and purposes using responsible media practice

6.2. Visual Arts

6.2.1. Content Descriptions

6.2.1.1. ACAVAM114

6.2.1.1.1. Explore ideas and practices used by artists, including practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to represent different views, beliefs and opinions

6.2.1.2. ACAVAM115

6.2.1.2.1. Develop and apply techniques and processes when making their artworks

6.2.1.3. ACAVAM116

6.2.1.3.1. Plan the display of artworks to enhance their meaning for an audience

7. HASS

7.1. Inquiry and skills

7.1.1. Questioning

7.1.1.1. ACHASSI122

7.1.1.1.1. Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges

7.1.2. Researching

7.1.2.1. ACHASSI123

7.1.2.1.1. Locate and collect relevant information and data from primary sources and secondary sources

7.1.2.2. ACHASSI124

7.1.2.2.1. Organise and represent data in a range of formats including tables, graphs and large- and small-scale maps, using discipline-appropriate conventions

7.1.2.3. ACHASSI125

7.1.2.3.1. Sequence information about people’s lives, events, developments and phenomena using a variety of methods including timelines

7.1.3. Analysing

7.1.3.1. ACHASSI126

7.1.3.1.1. Examine primary sources and secondary sources to determine their origin and purpose

7.1.3.2. ACHASSI128

7.1.3.2.1. Interpret data and information displayed in a range of formats to identify, describe and compare distributions, patterns and trends, and to infer relationships

7.1.4. Evaluating and reflecting

7.1.4.1. ACHASSI129

7.1.4.1.1. Evaluate evidence to draw conclusions

7.1.4.2. ACHASSI130

7.1.4.2.1. Work in groups to generate responses to issues and challenges

7.1.4.3. ACHASSI131

7.1.4.3.1. Use criteria to make decisions and judgements and consider advantages and disadvantages of preferring one decision over others

7.1.4.4. ACHASSI132

7.1.4.4.1. Reflect on learning to propose personal and/or collective action in response to an issue or challenge, and predict the probable effects

7.1.5. Communicating

7.1.5.1. ACHASSI133

7.1.5.1.1. Present ideas, findings, viewpoints and conclusions in a range of texts and modes that incorporate source materials, digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms and conventions