Connection to Country Incursion or Excursion

Through an incursion or excursion, students learn about the historical and cultural significance of the Country on which their school is situated, and about other culturally significant sites in their local area.

Vote for Me

Shows the workings of democracy in a local context, e.g., school student election. Through the exploration of preferential voting, students are initiated into the democratic processes of elections, including on how to use persuasive words.

Australia’s Democratic History

This resource focuses on the historical facts and key milestones in Australia’s history and the people involved in the forging of a democratic country.

The PM’s Daughter

A novel by Meredith Costain based on the ABC series of the same name, follow Cat – a young activist that seeks to speak out and fight the powers that be. There’s just one complication . . . her mum is the Prime Minister. Use this text alongside a series of activities to explore what […]

How can kids get involved?

The resource highlights local politics at the level of the suburb, school and home. In here, students are engaged to examine issues that are much closer to home, access information about their local communities, and analyse ways in which to get involved.

What happens in Parliament?

The student becomes acquainted with the processes of law creation and the Shoutfest as a venue for citizens to air their perspectives.

Why Canberra?

The student gets to know Australia’s local history of its struggle for democracy. This unit acquaints primary school students to the workings of a democacry and how active citizenship is part and parcel of this model of governance, therefore, locating themselves in the wider Australian political landscape.

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