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NSW Syllabuses for the Australian curriculum

Sample units

ENGLISH

The samples provide some examples of approaches to developing a unit. 

English K–6    
Early Stage 1: Let’s Read!

PDF (209 KB, 11 pages)

Doc (114 KB, 11 pages)

Stage 1: Let’s Talk!

PDF (100 KB, 6 pages)

Doc (71 KB, 6 pages)

Stage 2: Pictures Tell the Story! (with adjustments)

PDF (404 KB, 16 pages)

Doc (226 KB, 16 pages)

Stage 3: Global Connections

PDF (157 KB, 12 pages)

Doc (109 KB, 12 pages)

K–6: Communication unit*

PDF (548 KB, 14 pages)

Doc (3005 KB, 14 pages)

English 7–10    
Stage 4: Online Magazine

PDF (138 KB, 7 pages)

Doc (100 KB, 7 pages)

Stage 4: The Storyteller
and the Story

PDF (208 KB, 11 pages)

Doc (114 KB, 11 pages)
Stage 4: The Storyteller and the Story (integrated with Life Skills)

PDF (265 KB, 14 pages)

Doc (111 KB, 14 pages)
Life Skills Stage 4: I Have an Opinion

PDF (173 KB, 8 pages)

Doc (125 KB, 8 pages)
Life Skills Stage 4: My Place in the Community

PDF (248 KB, 12 pages)

Doc (188 KB, 12 pages)
Stage 5: Conflict (with adjustments) PDF (170 KB, 15 pages)  Doc (122 KB, 15 pages)
Life Skills Stage 5: Viewing and Reviewing Film

PDF (203 KB, 9 pages)

Doc (154 KB, 9 pages)

* This unit focuses on developing expressive communication skills for students with complex communication needs.

MATHEMATICS

The samples provide some examples of approaches to developing a unit. 

Mathematics K–6    
Early Stage 1 and Stage 1: Data Displays

PDF (117 KB, 8 pages)

Doc (120 KB, 8 pages)

Stage 1: Calendars and Seasons

PDF (181 KB, 8 pages)

Doc (149 KB, 8 pages)

Stage 2: Special Quadrilaterals

PDF (200 KB, 7 pages)

Doc (153 KB, 7 pages)

Stage 3: Order of Operations

PDF (186 KB, 10 pages)

Doc (129 KB, 10 pages)

Stage 3: Cartesian Plane (with adjustments)

PDF (253 KB, 8 pages)

Doc (193 KB, 8 pages)

Mathematics 7–10

   

Stage 4: Data Interpretation and Evaluation (with adjustments)

PDF (165 KB, 9 pages)

Doc (165 KB, 9 pages)

Life Skills Stage 4: Time

PDF (267 KB, 10 pages)

Doc (222 KB, 10 pages)
Stages 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3: Evaluating Data from Secondary Sources PDF (208 KB, 10 pages) Doc (182 KB, 10 pages)

Life Skills Stage 5: Money

PDF (143 KB, 4 pages)

Doc (116 KB, 4 pages)

Life Skills Stage 5: Out and About in the Community

PDF (236 KB, 10 pages)

Doc (174 KB, 10 pages)

SCIENCE

The samples provide some examples of approaches to developing a unit. 

Science and Technology K–6    
Early Stage 1 and Stage 1: Paddock to plate

PDF (183 KB, 10 pages)

Doc (142 KB, 10 pages)

Stage 1 (Year 2): What’s that sound?
(with adjustments)

PDF (193 KB, 9 pages)

Doc (155 KB, 9 pages)

Stage 2: Which came first…?

PDF (213 KB, 9 pages)

Doc (156 KB, 9 pages)

Stage 3: Let’s Celebrate!

PDF (354 KB, 18 pages)

Doc (249 KB, 18 pages)

Science 7–10    
Stage 4: Off the Planet

PDF (229 KB, 11 pages)

Doc (224 KB, 11 pages)

Life Skills Stage 4: Depending on Each Other

PDF (301 KB, 13 pages)

Doc (265 KB, 13 pages)

Stage 5: Evidence is everything
(with adjustments)

PDF (301 KB, 15 pages)

Doc (228 KB, 15 pages)
Stage 5: Power to the people

PDF (160 KB, 17 pages)

Doc (253 KB, 17 pages)

HISTORY

The samples provide some examples of approaches to developing a unit. 

History K–6    
Early Stage 1: Personal and Family Histories

PDF (101 KB, 3 pages)

Doc (54 KB, 3 pages)

Stage 1: Past and Present Family Life
(with adjustments)

PDF (110 KB, 4 pages) Doc (61 KB, 4 pages)
Stage 2: Community and Remembrance

PDF (114 KB, 5 pages)

Doc (69 KB, 5 pages) 
Stage 3: The Australian Colonies PDF (120 KB, 5 pages)  Doc (85 KB, 5 pages) 
Stage 3: Australia as a Nation PDF (119 KB, 5 pages) Doc (70 KB, 5 pages)
History 7–10    
Stage 4: Mongol Expansion 
(with adjustments)

PDF (128 KB, 6 pages)

Doc (91 KB, 6 pages)

Stage 4: Polynesian Expansion

PDF (143 KB, 6 pages)

Doc (112 KB, 6 pages)

Life Skills Stage 4: The Black Death

PDF (153 KB, 7 pages)

Doc (108 KB, 7 pages)

Stage 4: The Ottoman Empire
(with adjustments)

PDF (146 KB, 7 pages)

Doc (101 KB, 7 pages)

Life Skills Stage 4: My Place in the Community

PDF (248 KB, 12 pages)

Doc (188 KB, 12 pages)

Stage 5: The Industrial Revolution

PDF (150 KB, 8 pages)

Doc (117 KB, 8 pages)

Stage 5: The Industrial Revolution (integrated with Life Skills)

PDF (361 KB, 10 pages)

Doc (607 KB, 10 pages)

 

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