In Year 4 approximately 10 hours of teaching time is allocated to Civics & Citizenship per semester. This semester allocation may be spread across one or two terms at the discretion of the teacher.
Students discover the difference between rules and laws and discuss why these are both important in our community. In conjunction with the Religion unit on community, students consider the rules we have in our community and examine the Decalogue to decide if they would be classified as rules or laws.
Student discuss how a person’s identity can be shaped by the different cultural, religious and/or social groups to which they may belong
Students explore the role of local government in areas that promote an active and healthy community, particularly waste management, but also including parks and recreation areas and programs such as Active School Travel. They develop questions about the purpose of the local government to ask of the local member and consider issues that affect the local area.