TEACHER GUIDE

Teacher Guide for Interactive Modules on the Defence 2020 site

Module Name Year levels Curriculum areas & skills Tasks Approx. Duration
Can you save the Patagonian Toothfish?
  • 5-10
  • Geography
  • International Politics
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Determine the best solution for 12 scenarios related to tracking down fishing poachers
  • Watch an interview with a patrol commander who has led many interceptions of illegal fishing boats
  • 5 min
Can you de-mine your town?
  • 5-10
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Geography
  • Develop strategies to limit the impact of landmines on a local area
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your strategy and the impact de-mining has had on the community's present and future viability
  • 10 min
Can you protect our North?
  • 5-10
  • Geography
  • International Politics
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Learn about how Maritimes Zones work and Australia's Maritime Zones
  • Patrol Australia's northern borders with Norforce, AP-3C Orion or Sea Patrol. Learn about the terms they use and decide on the best solution for situations faced on border patrol.
  • 5-10 min
Where have ADF forces served in war and peace over time?
  • 5-10
  • Australian History
  • Geography
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Investigate the resource to learn where ADF forces have served in war and peacekeeping operations
  • Listen to audio narration of the background and nature of the conflict, see photos, statistics, geographical location and view medals from each conflict
Resource item -
open duration
What do we do with Jervis Bay?
  • 5-10
  • Geography
  • Environmental Studies
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Decision-making
  • Leadership
  • Investigate evidence and evaluate resources to decide on the best solution to each environmental issue facing the naval base HMAS Creswell in Jervis Bay
  • See how your decisions compared to the actual ones
  • Follow up the activity with a downloadable classroom activity to investigate how local communities deal with competing interests and resources, such as public parks
  • Download activity PDF
  • 10-15 min for online activity
  • 15-20 min for print activity
George Gittoes, Australian war artist: Acts of good citizenship
  • 5-10
  • Art
  • English
  • International Politics
  • History
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Learn about Australian war artist George Gittoes who has seen the pain that conflict creates in many parts of the world - a series of videos and a gallery of his works.
  • Analyse the videos and artworks to determine who George Gittoes is and how his actions as a war artist reflect understanding and commitment to good citizenship
  • 30 min + for entire activity
    OR
  • View videos individually
    (11 videos, 22 minutes total)
Impacts of Defence Bases on a Community
  • 5-10
  • Economics
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Geography
  • Explore the setup of a Defence Base
  • Create your own town containing a variety of economic and social activities
  • Anticipate the economic and social impact the Defence Base has on the community
  • Explore and evaluate the impact of each activity by studying the supplied evidence
  • Compare your anticipated results to your final decision and actual impact
  • 10-15 min
What does it mean to be a 'Norforce Warrior'?
  • 5-10
  • Media Studies
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Review the resources to determine what it means to be a Norforce Warrior
  • Create a presentation of your findings using the resources including large selection of videos
  • Email the finished presentation to yourself or your teacher for assessment
  • 30 min +
Operation Ratpack: Will you make it through the day?
  • 5-10
  • Health
  • Food Technology
  • Outdoor Education
  • Learn about the use of ration packs
  • Select a mission destination and design a ration pack suitable for the geography, climate and activities you will be undertaking
  • Compare your ration pack to the contents and nutritional makeup of an actual ration pack
  • Determine if your ration pack was adequately designed to achieve the activities in your mission
  • 10-15 min
Would you be a good Peacekeeper?
  • 5-10
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • International Politics
  • Decision-making
  • Visit 3 different regions in the world where Australia's ADF is involved in peacekeeping and determine the best response to each of the situations that arise
  • 5-10 min
Australia and Afghanistan:
Are we being a good international citizen?
  • 5-10
  • History
  • Politics
  • International Relations
  • Legal Studies
  • English
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Explore the comprehensive resource about Afghanistan and the ADF's role in Afghanistan
  • Resources include data about Afghanistan's geography, political system, economy, ethnicity and religion, and climate along with the past and present situations in Afghanistan
  • Resources about ADF in Afghanistan covers Australia's involvement, what its like for the troops, and the rules which govern their behaviour

Resource item -
open duration

 

 
   
 
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