Thursday, 13 March 2014

Australian Curriculum:English Plus Global Citizenship

Fantastic Resource!

 Global Words is a topic-based resource with twelve units of work produced by World Vision Australia and the Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) to integrate the teaching and learning of English and global citizenship education.

The topics include Refugees and Migration, Indigenous Peoples, Neighbours, Asia/Pacific, and Sustainability. These clearly align to the cross-curriculum priorities in the Australian Curriculum, for Junior Primary, Upper Primary and Junior Secondary.

The Australian Curriculum: English emphasises that Australia is a linguistically and culturally diverse country. In the curriculum rationale it states that learning through English contributes both to nation building and to a worldview.

Please note that the Global Words units of work reference Version 4 of the Australian Curriculum, and are designed for students to engage meaningfully with the three interrelated English curriculum strands of Literature, Literacy and Language.
  • Literature expands the scope of students’ experiences and develops qualities of empathy and moral discernment essential to global citizenship.
  • Literacy practices enable students to engage with a range of factual, persuasive and literary texts to both build knowledge and to effectively communicate across a range of contexts.
  • Knowledge of the meaning-making potential of language and related semiotic resources underpins that engagement with literature and literacies.
Curriculum content descriptions are provided for each of the 12 units. 

Content descriptions in each strand are grouped into sub-strands that, across the year levels, present a sequence of development of knowledge, understanding and skills. Use Global Words quick guides to find content in the units of work by sub-stand and year level.

You can access this fantastic resource by clicking the link below:

As with all resources we encourage you to be informed educators and audit the resource against the Australian Curriculum. There may be areas that you can further develop and provide other opportunities for your students to develop their knowledge and skills building upon the resource.

Our next Woodlands Australian Curriculum Implementation (WACI) Club is on March 27  from 4pm to 5pm at Woodlands PS.  We are focusing on sharing learning sequences and judging strandards linked to

Create Written Narratives

  To register please go to the Institute for Professional Learning Online Calendar which can be accessed through the Portal via Professional Learning.

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Copyright notice for use of Australian Curriculum material

© Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority 2013.
This is an extract from the Australian Curriculum.
ACARA neither endorses nor verifies the accuracy of the information provided and accepts no responsibility for incomplete or inaccurate information. In particular, ACARA does not endorse or verify that:

  • The content descriptions are solely for a particular year and subject;
  • All the content descriptions for that year and subject have been used; and
  • The author’s material aligns with the Australian Curriculum content descriptions for the relevant year and subject.
You can find the unaltered and most up to date version of this material at This material is reproduced with the permission of ACARA.

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