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Glossary - Democratic Australia

Glossary - Democratic Australia
Civics and Citizenship
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Worksheet to record glossary of terms associated with the Year 5 Civics and Citizenships Unit, Democracy and Voting.

This worksheet is part of a larger unit on Australian voting and democracy designed for the Year 5 HASS curriculum.

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Curriculum Codes

AC9HS5K06 9

The key values and features of Australia’s democracy, including elections, and the roles and responsibilities of elected representatives

AC9HS5K07 9

How citizens (members of communities) with shared beliefs and values work together to achieve a civic goal

ACHASSK115 8.4

The key values that underpin Australia’s democracy

ACHASSK116 8.4

The key features of the electoral process in Australia

ACHASSK117 8.4

Why regulations and laws are enforced and the personnel involved

ACHASSK118 8.4

How people with shared beliefs and values work together to achieve a civic goal


Discuss the values, principles and institutions that underpin Australia’s democratic forms of government and explain how this system is influenced by the Westminster system


Identify and discuss the key features of the Australian electoral process


Explain how and why laws are enforced and describe the roles and responsibilities of key personnel in law enforcement, and in the legal system


Investigate how people with shared beliefs and values work together to achieve their goals and plan for action

GE3-2 old

Explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments

GE3-4 old

Acquires, processes and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry

HT3-3 old

Identifies change and continuity and describes the causes and effects of change on Australian society

HT3-4 old

Describes and explains the struggles for rights and freedoms in Australia, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

HT3-5 old

Applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication

HT3-2 old

Describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time

HT3-1 old

Describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia

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