School: Presbyterian Ladies' College, Armidale, NSW
Stage/Year: Year 5 and 6
During Term 2, 2013 Year 5 and 6 at PLC Armidale studied the units: 'Study of an Asian Culture' and 'Global Connections'. These units incorporated the Australian Curriculum cross curriculum priority areas: Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia and Sustainability.
Throughout this project students developed their knowledge and understanding of Asian societies, cultures, beliefs and environments, and connections between the peoples of Asia, Australia, and the rest of the world. It also provided opportunities for individuals, members of the school community, and the wider community to focus on the importance of protecting environments and 'how' to create a more ecologically and socially just world through informed action. Student awareness of sustainable patterns of living required them to consider environmental, social, cultural and economic systems, and their interdependence.
The Global Getaway Project aimed was designed to enhance and consolidate what the students had learned in class. It also focused on developing the students' knowledge and understanding of a variety of countries throughout Asia through a series of fun and innovative activities.
For more information about this project, visit http://plcglobalgetaway.wordpress.com/