Dimension: Community engagement

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General Resources
Community groups

Focus: Engagement with community groups; Viewpoints and action on political, social and environmental issues


General Resources

provides the introduction to the domain, the learning focus statements and standards for civics and citizenship.

lists the standards and progression points for the Civics and Citizenship domain for levels three, four, five, six and beyond.

help teachers assess student work using the Victorian Essential Learning Standards. They provide a range of annotated student work samples which can be used in conjunction with the progression points to help teachers make consistent, on-balance judgements about student achievement.

The Civics and Citizenship Education website, Australia's main civics and citizenship education web portal. This website contains resources, information, activities and links for teachers, students and parents involved in civics and citizenship education.

Linking LOTE and Civics and Citizenship.doc (doc 112kb)
Suggestions for teachers planning units of work which incorporate knowledge from the Civics and Citizenship domain.

Community groups

SBS TV and radio programs and community information for 68 languages. Click on a language to find information not only about broadcasts, but also at the Community tab: the history of the community in Australia, and links to community organisations.

Each LOTE-speaking community in Victoria has a range of support organisations. They can have a cultural, aged care, social assistance, religious or recreational focus. Teachers can contact these organisations to find ways of getting their students involved with the activities and programs run by these groups.

Human rights online resources

http://www.mltav.asn.au/images/documents/conference07/presnotes/Lisa%20Dowse/4.2/ILTLP%20French-a-thon%20Unit.pdf (pdf 46kb)
This is a great suggestion for LOTE students who wish to "make a difference" in the wider community, and work on their language and intercultural skills at the same time. Lisa Dowse, SMR LOTE project officer, proposes a fund-raising activity which involves the LOTE-speaking community.

The Australian Collaboration is a group of peak national community organisations representing social, cultural and environmental constituencies and interests. This page from their website lists a range of fact sheets in English, which may be useful as background information. The aim of the fact sheets is to provide short summaries of issues associated with the achievement of a sustainable society: citizens' wellbeing, human rights, sustainability.

Greenpeace international homepage, linking to websites in over 40 countries.

Friends of the Earth website in English, Spanish and French

Global home page for the World Wildlife Fund, linking to in-country sites

United Nations Environment Program website in French

Amnesty International website in English, Spanish, French, Arabic and Russian

The UN Refugee Agency website, in a variety of languages

The Oxfam website in English, French and Spanish

The UN Child Welfare website in English, Spanish, French, Arabic and Chinese

The World Health Organisation website, available in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish

From the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world's largest humanitarian agency, Food Force is a free educational video game telling the story of a hunger crisis on the fictitious island of Sheylan. The various Food Force missions demonstrate and help explain the following hunger learning themes: The game can be downloaded in ten languages.

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