Humanities and social sciences / Year 5 / Knowledge and Understanding / Civics and citizenship

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Curriculum content descriptions

Why regulations and laws are enforced and the personnel involved (ACHASSK117)

Elaborations
  • categorising the different types of laws and regulations in their community and who enforces them (road laws – police; health laws – public health department; pollution laws – environmental protection officer)
  • identifying and researching the role of different people associated with law enforcement (for example, quarantine and customs officials, police) and the legal system (for example, judges and lawyers)
General capabilities
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Human rights,  Civil law,  Aboriginal land rights,  Law enforcement

Moving Image

The Flip Side of Bike Helmets

It's illegal to ride a bike without a helmet in Australia. Sue Abbott and Dr Jake Olivier differ on this issue. This video is designed for students presents both points of view as a stimulus for students to reach their own conclusions. The video discusses how laws are made and explores different points of view on whether ...

Teacher resource

Consumer and financial literacy professional learning module for teachers

This professional learning module provides up-to-date content and support in consumer and financial literacy for educators working within Australian primary and secondary schools. Part 1 presents information about consumer and financial literacy in the education landscape. Part 2 provides examples of how schools are incorporating ...

Interactive Resource

Youth for human rights online education

This is an iPad app that provides a human rights course suitable for primary and secondary students. The course consists of 11 lessons or units, six of them focussing on specific articles in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Lessons are multi-faceted with many containing videos, glossaries, assignments ...

Teacher resource

How are rights protected? - unit of work

This is a unit consisting of three lessons about rights, why they are important, what would happen if they were taken away and whose role it is to protect rights. The lessons are intended for upper primary students. They contain a range of suggested student activities including brainstorming a list of basic human rights ...