Teacher Notes

Part A: My communities

We all belong to or are a part of groups, including friendship and sporting groups.  Many groups are also communities.  A community is a group of people who have something in common.  You may be surprised by how many communities you belong to.  And in this activity you will find out just how many you are a member of.

  1. There are four communities that most of you are familiar with.  Do you feel that you belong to these communities?  Mark the box to show which ones you are a member of (you can mark as many boxes as you like):
    Your school community
    Your local community
    The Australian community
    The global community

  2. Do you play sport? Are you a member of a club or team?  If you feel that you are part of any sporting groups or communities indicate which ones.
    AFL team or club
    Athletics club
    Basketball team
    Baseball or softball team
    Cricket team
    Gymnastics club
    Martial Arts club
    Netball team
    Rugby team or club
    Soccer team or club
    Swimming club
    Volleyball team
    Other

  3. Do you go to after-school classes?  Are you a member of a club?  Do you have an activity you do or share with other people?  If you feel that you are part of a club, class or activity-based community indicate which ones.
    Art classes
    Ballet classes
    Computer gaming with others
    Craft activities with others
    Dance classes or group
    Drama classes or group
    Music classes or group
    Singing lessons or group
    Scouts
    Other

  4. Do you attend a church or place of worship? Do you share religious beliefs with other people?  If you feel part of a religious community indicate which one.
    Buddhist
    Christian
    Hindu
    Jewish
    Muslim
    Other

  5. Within the Australian community there are many cultural or heritage groups, like Italian and Vietnamese.  Do you feel part of a cultural community?
    Aboriginal
    British
    Chinese
    Dutch
    Indian
    Irish
    Italian
    German
    Greek
    Torres Strait Islander
    Vietnamese
    Other