- Understanding, tolerance and inclusion
- Care and compassion
Expectations and goals
- Students to identify values that are important to them
- Students to identify values that are incorporated into the Crime Stoppers program
- Students to reflect on why it is important to protect what we value
- Provide students with access to the Nine Values for Australian Schooling (Resource 13). Hold a class discussion on the values. Pose the question to the students, “What connection do I have to these values?”
- Ask students to review the different sets of values below:
- Provide students with access to My values house (Resource 14 below). Ask students to construct a house using the values from the three different sets above as the bricks and mortar. Ask students to choose the ones that they uphold or believe in. This construction can be done using ICT tools. Include broader and narrower concepts of the values as parts of the house construction as well as behaviours and attitudes.
- Ask students to conduct an analysis, synthesis and interpretation on the question, “How does Crime Stoppers respect and incorporate these values into their program?”
- Provide students with access to Values T-chart (Resource 15 below) and ask them to list each of the Nine Values for Australian Schooling in the T-chart and explain an aspect/ program/ campaign of Crime Stoppers that demonstrates the importance of this value.
- Ask students to include three other social values or practices that protect culture and where/how they are incorporated into Crime Stoppers.
- Discuss the answers as a class and ask each student to reflect (eg written, oral) on why it is important to protect what we value.
- Instruct students to use ICT to investigate citizens demonstrating their values (eg letter to express sympathy, empathising with someone, caring for others).
- Ask students to choose one media example and identify the value that the student can relate to in the article. Ask them to write a summary of the media example.
- Invite students to explain what they will do – what action they will take in response to the media example.
Lesson focus questions
- What is a value, and how does it affect us?
- Discuss the Nine Values for Australian Schooling.
- Does this link to my home life? How does Crime Stoppers respect and incorporate these values into their program? Could any different values be linked into Crime Stoppers?
- Why is it important to protect what we value?
- How does Australia represent a cohesive society through shared values, including respect for freedom, inclusion, respect, responsibility, ‘fair go’, compassion, equality?
- What are some values shared by Australians?
- Which ones could also be considered universal values?
- Conduct an analysis, synthesis and interpretation on the question, “How does Crime Stoppers respect and incorporate these values into their program?”
- Complete the Values T-chart (Resource 15 below)
- Reflect on why it is important to protect what we value
Download resources and tools
Printable lesson plan [Download Year 7, Lesson 5 plan]
Resource 13: Nine Values for Australian Schooling [Download Resource 13]
Resource 14: My values house [Download Resource 14]
Resource 15: Values T-chart [Download Resource 15]
Additional resources:Values Education website