Early Years Units of Work
Overview of the Content
Through following a process that incorporates topics that are meaningful for them, students will develop a deeper understanding of their own identity and their need to live together with others.
The topics are integrated with other areas of the curriculum such as English, The Arts, Design and Technology, Mathematics, and Health.
The unit of work can extend over 4 terms with 2 weeks spent on each topic and a week for reflection at the end of each term or it can be broken up into smaller parts. The connectedness of the topics and themes make learning meaningful and enable young students to explore their world, learn from each other and develop an awareness of the wider community as well as appreciating diversity.
Students will be engaged in real and meaningful learning activities enabling them to develop skills in life long learning.
They will participate as active citizens within the classroom, school and local community engaged in real and important things as well as developing an understanding of local government and democracy.
The possibilities are endless and the extension of this unit is to further develop an awareness of State and Federal Government in Australia.
Relationship with SACSA (South Australian Curriculum Standards and Accountability)
Incorporating Essential Learnings and Key Competencies
2. Key Competencies
Early Years Unit of Work
PART ONE: What is Community?
PART TWO: What Jobs people do?
PART THREE: Who Rules?