Explore the Role of Democracy and Citizenship in Your Students' Lives

Civics and citizenship have always been important, but in this day and age, they are absolutely vital. Our students and young people are living in a world where we are able to be incredibly involved in political processes, yet many people feel disengaged from them - often because they don't understand how they work.

Teaching our students why we have the political systems we have, what the role of citizens is and how they can become more involved in government allows them to be better equipped to become involved citizens into the future. The Democracy and Me resources cover a wide range of civics and citizenship topics, with a particular focus on Australian government.

 

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This lesson asks students to reflect on their personal values and the issues they are concerned about. Students brainstorm, sort, discuss and create a personal values statement.
 

This lesson encourages students to examine ways of sharing in the 'real world' - away from the internet.
 

Students learn ways to get involved through writing - letters to the editor, letters to representatives, open letters and petitions.

 Year 6 Civics and citizenship bundle looking at Monarchy, the Magna Carta and the Westminster System

Year 6 Civics and citizenship bundle looking at Monarchy, the Magna Carta and the Westminster System

 Year 5 Civics and Citizenship Bundle looking at what laws are, why we need them and how they are created and enforced

Year 5 Civics and Citizenship Bundle looking at what laws are, why we need them and how they are created and enforced

 A quick look at government in australia

A quick look at government in australia

This lesson asks students to think about why information is important when we're looking at different issues and how to collect it. Students engage with a scenario, read through a fact sheet and brainstorm.

This lesson encourages students to examine ways of sharing information online - through blogs, podcasts and social media.

Students learn ways to get involved through protest - boycotts, blockades, sit-ins and protest marches.
 

 All the resources you need to teach year 5 Australian civics and citizenship

All the resources you need to teach year 5 Australian civics and citizenship

 Year 5 Civics and citizenship resources looking at the electoral system and how to run elections in australia

Year 5 Civics and citizenship resources looking at the electoral system and how to run elections in australia

 Examine the secret ballot, preferential voting and compulsory voting with this bundle

Examine the secret ballot, preferential voting and compulsory voting with this bundle

This asks students to think about why information about important issues should be shared and what information should be shared. Students brainstorm, think, pair, share, engage with a fact sheet and engage with a scenario.

A lesson looking at ways students can take action within their local area.

 

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 Year 5 Civics and Citizenship Bundle looking at volunteering, Community participation and conflict resolution

Year 5 Civics and Citizenship Bundle looking at volunteering, Community participation and conflict resolution

 Year 5 Civics and Citizenship resources looking at the key features of democracy in australia

Year 5 Civics and Citizenship resources looking at the key features of democracy in australia

 Student use comprehension and government skills to identify issues in the community

Student use comprehension and government skills to identify issues in the community


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