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Mapping for topic 1

Last updated 13 July 2020

The following maps Paying It Forward, Year 5 and Year 6, Topic 1: Community rights and responsibilities to the Victorian syllabuses.

Mapping for topic 1 level 5


Reading and viewing

  • Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sources (VCELY319) – activities 3, 6

Speaking and listening

  • Clarify understanding of content as it unfolds in formal and informal situations, connecting ideas to students’ own experiences, and present and justify a point of view or recount an experience using interaction skills (VCELY337) – activities 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

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Mapping for topic 1 level 6


Reading and viewing

  • Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts (VCELY347) – activities 3, 6, 7

Speaking and listening

  • Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions, and use interaction skills, varying conventions of spoken interactions according to group size, formality of interaction and needs and expertise of the audience (VCELY366) – activities 1, 2, 3, 7

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Mapping for topic 1 levels 5 and 6

Civics and citizenship

  • Discuss the values, principles and institutions that underpin Australia’s democratic forms of government (VCCCG008) – activities 3, 4, 5, 7
  • Explain how state/territory and federal laws are initiated and passed through parliament (VCCCL012) – activity 6
  • Describe the rights, responsibilities and shared values of Australian citizenship and explore ways citizens can participate in society (VCCCC014) – activities 2, 3, 4, 5, 7

Health and Physical Education

  • Investigate how celebrating similarities and differences can strengthen communities (VCHPEP114) – activity 7
  • Participate positively in groups and teams by encouraging others and negotiating roles and responsibilities (VCHPEM120) – activities 1, 7, 8

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Mapping for topic 1 general capabilities

Personal and social capability

Self-awareness and management

Development of resilience

  • Reflect on how personal strengths have assisted in achieving success at home, at school or in the community (VCPSCSE026) – activity 8

Social awareness and management

Relationships and diversity

  • Describe the characteristics of respectful relationships and suggest ways that respectful relationships can be achieved (VCPSCSO031) – activity 4


  • Identify the characteristics of an effective team and develop descriptions for particular roles including leadership, and describe both their own and their team’s performance when undertaking various roles (VCPSCSO032) – activities 1, 8

Intercultural capability

Cultural practices

  • Analyse how aspects of their own and others lifestyle, behaviour, attitudes and beliefs can be culturally influenced (VCICCB009) – activity 7

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