Civics and citizenship / Year 10 / Civics and Citizenship Knowledge and Understanding / Government and democracy

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Curriculum content descriptions

The Australian Government’s role and responsibilities at a global level, for example provision of foreign aid, peacekeeping, participation in international organisations and the United Nations  (ACHCK091)

Elaborations
  • exploring the types of participation that Australia has in the Asia region and internationally (for example, exchange programs, peacekeeping, election monitoring, health programs, disaster management)
  • investigating Australia’s involvement with the United Nations (for example, representation in the organisation and adherence to conventions and declarations that Australia has ratified)
General capabilities
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

International law,  International aid,  Peacekeeping

Interactive

Discovering democracy: human rights

Interact with a slideshow of images and text to explore the historical development of human rights and how they are upheld in Australia. Complete a related task.

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Refugee analysis from The Conversation

This is a collection of 200+ articles about refugees. It includes articles about the Australian government’s refugee policy over time, policies and approaches internationally, articles on the western Europe migrant crisis of 2015, “explainers” on why refugee intake number vary across Europe, and a long-read essay by Julian ...

Online

Australian Civics and Citizenship Curriculum Year 10 unit of work

This unit of work develops students’ understanding of Australia’s system of government and Australia’s place in the world. It compares key features of Indonesian government with Australia's system of government and considers Australia's international responsibilities and how international law impacts on Australian law.

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Year 10: Justice at home and overseas

This collection of resource sheets support students to understand key features and values of Australia's system of government and the role of the High Court with a focus on the Western Australian legal system. The resources include a comparison between key features of the Australian and Indonesian systems of government. ...