Civics and citizenship / Year 8 / Civics and Citizenship Knowledge and Understanding / Government and democracy

Curriculum content descriptions

The freedoms that enable active participation in Australia’s democracy within the bounds of law, including freedom of speech, association, assembly, religion and movement (ACHCK061)

Elaborations
  • explaining how each freedom supports active participation in Australia’s democracy
  • discussing how and why ‘the bounds of law’ can limit these freedoms
  • considering the circumstances that can lead to dissent in a democracy
  • debating how to manage situations when rights and freedoms are in conflict (for example, whether it should be a matter for parliaments or judges to resolve)
General capabilities
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Active citizenship,  Political eligibility,  Freedom of association,  Freedom of speech

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