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Humanities and social sciences / Year 3 / Knowledge and Understanding / Civics and citizenship

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Curriculum content descriptions

The importance of making decisions democratically (ACHASSK070)

Elaborations
  • making a decision as a class by allowing everyone to have a say and a vote
  • building empathy by reflecting on how it feels to be included or excluded from making decisions and identifying situations when it is fair for decisions to be made without taking a majority vote (for example, by teachers or parents)
  • identifying places and situations in communities where decisions are made democratically
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Democracy,  Decision making

Online

Get Voting

This website provides a step-by-step guide to running an school elections such as student leadership positions. The five-step process provides practical advice on preparation and a variety of downloadable resources. The forms can be customised and include nomination forms, ballot papers, how to vote cards and tally sheets ...

Video

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 ...

Online

Voting in the classroom

This is a learning module that develops practical skills in teaching electoral education as part of the Civics and Citizenship Curriculum. The module includes background information and a step by step guide to running an election. Aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, the module provides one hour ...

Online

We are Australian: unit of work

This is a unit of five lesson plans about Australian national identity. The first one sets the scene and the others explore themes such as the Australian identity over time and Australian traditions and diversity. Lesson activities make use of extracts from the 'Australian Readers Discovering Democracy Middle Primary Collection' ...

Online

Active citizenship: problems and possible solutions - unit of work

This is a short unit of three lessons about two problems and how they might be solved. The problems are unsafe situations at the end of the school day and places near the school that are unsafe or uncared for. Suggested student activities include using an online interactive resource and an inside/outside circle, developing ...

Online

Search for the gorilla: assessment: teacher guide

Use this resource with 'Search for the gorilla: assessment' (L8470). First, see a profile of that assessment object, which gives you some helpful background information. Then follow clear guidelines on the marking and interpretation of student input. For each of the tasks, read notes on the three main anticipated levels ...

Audio

Judge Kevin Parker talks about 'beyond reasonable doubt', 2008

This is an edited sound recording of Kevin Parker, vice-president of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), outlining the process of reaching a judgement. Parker stresses that a guilty verdict can only be based on a case being proven 'beyond reasonable doubt' through evidence brought before ...

Interactive

Riddle of the black panther: the search

Track down a black panther reported to be prowling around a town. Interview witnesses and gather information from sources such as a website, advertisement and newspaper article. Notice that some of the statements may be wrong and the opinions may be biased. Choose the evidence most likely to be accurate. Rate reliability ...

Interactive

Fish market

Buy and sell fish in trading markets in a range of Australian and New Zealand cities. Compare market prices, supply and demand. Get to know other traders to find the best deals and discover new markets. Find a rare fish. Maximise your profit and reputation as a smart trader. This learning object is the last in a series ...

Audio

Mark Taylor discusses leadership, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of former Australian cricketer Mark Taylor outlining his views on leadership in general and specifically on leadership in cricket. Taylor indicates the personal value he places on communication in leadership. He states that while he was the Australian national cricket captain, he recognised ...