- Care and compassion
expectations and goals
- Students to research Australians who have contributed to modern day Australia
- Students to expand their knowledge of how Crime Stoppers protects what they value
- Invite students to explore and review the Gallery of Australian Biographies on the Australian Government’s Civics and Citizenship website
- Ask the students to select a historical figure from the website or a member of their community who has made a positive difference.
- Ask students to research the differences this individual has made and how their actions have affected modern day Australia.
- After reading the biography and any other relevant materials, ask students to suggest the possible motivations for their selected person’s actions and identify the values that they represent.
- Instruct students to collate their research information into a presentation.
Tell them to relate the presentation back to the theme of ‘protecting what we value’ (the role of Crime Stoppers).The presentation should have the following sections:
- Introduction: Use the library and internet research to describe the person in a greater sense.
- Background: Information about the person. Who it is. Where are they from? What was their upbringing like?
- Content: What did they do? In what ways did they make a positive difference? How has this person contributed to affect modern day Australia? What has this person achieved in terms of social, economic and political outcomes? What are this person’s values?
- Conclusion: A summary of the research that does not include any new information.
- Have students collate and present
lesson focus questions
- Why are you interested in this person?
- How has this person contributed to affect modern day Australia?
- What has this person achieved in terms of social, economic and political outcomes?
- What are this person’s values?
- Create a presentation on an Australian historical figure that has made a positive difference to the nation
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Printable lesson plan [Download Year 9, Lesson 8 Plan)