Power, People, Politics
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– September 2019.
Power, People, Politics is a new, free, education resource for VCE Australian and Global Politics Units 1 and 2, and VCE Global Politics Units 3 and 4.
Created in collaboration between Oxfam Australia and Social Education Victoria, the resource has been designed by practising VCE Australian and Global Politics and VCE Global Politics teachers, using real-world case studies from Oxfam’s work in Australia and overseas.
Available for download below, the resource includes:
- Curriculum mapping that relates areas of study and key knowledge in the VCE study design to key skills and learning outcomes
- ‘Pick-up-and-go’ teacher’s notes and suggested learning activities for all units that can be seamlessly integrated into your classes
- Computer and tablet-friendly student activity worksheets
- Suggested assessment tasks
Teacher’s notes and learning activities
Power, People, Politics has been designed to be used as flexibly as possible. Suggested activities can either be used as in-depth learning sequences, or teachers can to pick and choose the individual activities that support their teaching.
Power, People, Politics will assist students to explore, reflect and respond to stories, case studies, videos, data and statistics from Oxfam and a variety of other expert sources.
- Unit 1: Ideas, actors and power – Teachers Notes, Activity 1, Activity 2.
- Unit 2: Global connections – Teachers Notes, Activity 1, Activity 2, Activity 3, Activity 4, Research Report, Teachers Notes: Essay task, Student Notes: Essay Task.
- Unit 3 and 4: Australian politics – UNIT 4: Teachers Notes: Foreign Policy, Activity 1
- Unit 3 and 4: Global politics – UNIT 3: Teachers Notes: Global Actors, Activity 1, Activity 2, Activity 3, Activity 4, Activity 5 / UNIT 4: Teachers Notes: Ethical Issues and Debates, Activity 1, Activity 2, Activity 3, Teachers Notes: Global Crisis, Activity 1a, Teachers Notes: Foreign Policy, Activity 1b
The resource’s suggested learning activities will enhance students learning and understanding through fun, practical projects and analytical assessment tasks. Students are also supported to become informed and active global citizens, in preparation for the world outside school.
See the complete Study Design for VCE Australian and Global Politics Units 1-4, produced by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).
Oxfam Australia and Social Education Victoria would like to sincerely thank each of the co-authors, Kimberly Cornell, Balwyn High School, John Hinman, Fitzroy High School, Melissa King, Huntingtower School, Grant McMurdo, Princes Hill Secondary College, Rebecca Gunn, Glen Waverley Secondary College, Olivera Nikolovska, Williamstown High School, Adam Brodie-McKenzie, University High School and Jesse Heath. Your time, energy, enthusiasm and expertise has been invaluable, and is greatly appreciated.
This resource was project managed by Augusta Zeeng, Professional Learning Programs Project Manager from Social Education Victoria, and Annalise De Mel, Schools Program Coordinator from Oxfam Australia.
Disclaimer: Reference has been made in this resource to the VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education). This does not imply endorsement by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA). All links and contents correct at time of publication (March 2018).