Hello,

Thank you for tuning in to read the blog about the fabulous world of learning taking place in 4/5/6A this year. Our new Inquiry unit centres around ‘Closing The Gap’. Our essential question is, “How can we work towards a more equitable world?”

We have had an investigation around the meaning of ‘equitable’ and the difference between that and ‘equality’. We think this cartoon is a great way to demonstrate it:

 

funny-match-people-equality-equity1

 

How would you use this image to explain it to someone who didn’t understand?

To help build on our existing knowledge of the topic, we are reading newspaper articles and watching clips to learn about the living conditions of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people and how it differs from our own. We have been discussing our own personal Needs and Wants, and compared how what we choose differs from our classmates’. Some topics we can’t decide if they are a Need or a Want; for example, medicine, or education. Some of us disagree. What do you think? We would love to hear your point of view. Please feel free to comment below.

 

Miss Watts and 4/5/6A