This unit is based on the Year 5 Australian Curriculum HASS Civics and Citizenships Knowledge and Understandings. Students explore Australia’s democratic government, including the meaning of terms, the three levels of government and the current representatives. They learn about the core defining values of Australia’s democratic government, the role of the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), current issues including the citizenship saga, and compulsory voting. Students prepare and re-enact an election. Laws, regulations enforcements are explored. Students research community support groups, including those that provide support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
In this unit students explore the following concepts;
In this lesson, students will investigate the difference between democratic and undemocratic and discuss what life in Australia would be without democracy.
This lesson will explore who makes up Australia's democratic government and the three levels of government.
In this lesson, students will investigate and understand the electoral process in the Australia.
Students will explore what life would be like without laws and regulations and who enforces these laws and regulations within their community.