Examples of the Application of the SOLE principles to different senarios

Civics and Citizenship - Values

Nathan Jones, Michelle Edwards & Patrick O'Sullivan @ Richmond Primary

Session 1:
Initial Question
Do all communities have the same values?
Whiteboards, Smart boards, Laptops, Artifacts to stimulate curiosity
Collaborative group
Grade 5/6 Student Responses:
  • Some communties have different religons, changng their values on people around them
  • People are do what they are taught to do
  • Community usually refers to a social unit
  • In biology, a community is a group of interacting living organism sharing a populated environment
  • Our schools values are respect, resonsibility and resilience
  • All communties have different ideas
Session 2:
Exam Questions
1. How you do define a value? Pick 3 values that you think are important. Write about them.
2. What 3 values do you think are the most important in all cultures?
3. What makes different cultures and countries have different values?
4. How can you can as an individual change cultural values?
5. What is the difference bewtween a value and a trait?
6. If you ran the world what valueswould you make mandatory?
Session 3:
Application of
Vox Pop in Fed Square
  • Students created questions to ask the public of Melbourne their thoughts on community values
  • Students in small groups recorded their conversations with the public at Fed Square
  • Students reflected on their experience of the Vox Pop and used this knowledge to assist them in the RAT task (see below).
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Rich Assessment Task (RAT)
  • Modelling the Richmond Primary School Values Booklet students had to create two of their own values that would appropriate for our school.
  • They also had to write a persuasive letter to the Principal, detailing why their chosen values should be added to the existing handbook.
  • The RAT was judged against the curriculum.
  • Example below