Civics and citizenship / Year 9 / Civics and Citizenship Knowledge and Understanding / Laws and citizens

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Curriculum content descriptions

The key principles of Australia‚Äôs justice system, including equality before the law, independent judiciary, and right of appeal (ACHCK078)

Elaborations
  • describing what is meant by each principle and how each works to protect citizens and contribute to a fair society
  • examining factors that can undermine the application of the principles of justice (for example, bribery, coercion of witnesses, trial by media and court delays)
  • examining how the media, or individuals through social media, could influence the outcome of a trial by publishing information about a defendant that could affect a jurys decision
General capabilities
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Legal equality,  Appeal,  Judiciary

Teacher resource

Magna Carta: The story of our freedom

This is a resource about the Magna Carta (Great Charter) agreed between King John and his rebellious barons in 1215 and its influence on the development of human rights and democratic freedoms to the present day. The resource consists of: an animated infographic ‘Tell the story’ with hyperlinks to further information; an ...

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Year 9: Our democratic rights

This collection of resource sheets focus on the movement of peoples in the early period of the Western Australian colony, including the operation of Parkhurst Apprenticeship scheme. Guided research activities explore key features of Australia's court system and the key principles of the Australian justice system. The resources ...

Teacher resource

Sensory Experience

This is a website about how the treatment and mainstream understanding of deaf and blind people has changed overtime. The resource has three sections: Introductory information; Story Objects; and Story Education Resources. There are 16 Story Objects that tell the stories of individuals, events and artefacts of deaf and ...