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Take a vote: make it fair

Look at voting patterns when students elect a school captain. Notice that the election result may be influenced by unfair behaviour. Think about the effects of bribes, multiple votes, biased counting, non-secret ballots and optional voting. Choose rules needed to ensure a fair election. This learning object is the first ...

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Take a vote: democracy

Look at voting patterns when students elect a school captain. Notice that the election result may be influenced by unfair behaviour. Comment on the effects of bribes, multiple votes, biased counting, non-secret ballots and optional voting. Choose rules necessary to ensure a fair election. Compare the principles of fair ...

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Maggie O'Rourke: Eureka Stockade

Investigate events that led to the miners' uprising in Ballarat in 1854. Help a teenage girl to understand why her brother wants to join the miners in the Eureka Stockade and protest against the government. Browse background notes and interviews of several characters. Do a SWOT analysis to decide whether or not to support ...

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The Eureka Rebellion - Teacher idea

In this Teacher idea, taught as part of a wider inquiry into revolutions, students explored the Eureka rebellion in detail and considered to what extent the events at Eureka in 1854 can be seen as ‘revolutionary’. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

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'The battlefield - Red Hill', 1854

This is a watercolour, pen and ink sketch by Charles Alphonse Doudiet. It depicts a panoramic view of Red Hill in Ballarat, looking out from Post Office Hill, during the height of the Victorian gold rush in 1854. In the image Red Hill is a small township of makeshift huts and tents formed around the gold diggings in eastern ...

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'Eureka riot 17th October', 1854

This is a watercolour, pen and ink sketch by Charles Alphonse Doudiet that depicts some of the thousands of goldminers who gathered and subsequently rioted at Bentley's Eureka Hotel in Ballarat, Victoria, on 17 October 1854. A small line of soldiers is in the foreground outnumbered by a huge crowd of protesting miners. ...

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'Gravelpits Ballarat', 1854

This is a watercolour, pen and ink sketch by Charles Alphonse Doudiet that shows government officials conducting licence inspections among miners in the Gravel Pits diggings on Gravel Pits Lead at Ballarat, Victoria, on 30 November 1854.

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'Swearing allegiance to the ''Southern Cross''', 1854

This is a watercolour, pen and ink sketch by Charles Alphonse Doudiet depicting the moment when miners knelt before the Eureka flag and swore allegiance to each other on 30 November 1854, at Bakery Hill on the goldfields of Ballarat, Victoria. It shows hundreds of men, many of them with raised sticks or weapons, kneeling ...

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Or Forever Hold Your Peace, 1970: High school students against war in Vietnam

This clip shows black-and-white archival film of an anti-Vietnam War street demonstration and meeting. Marchers are gathered in front of the Sydney Town Hall where a dais with microphones has been erected for speakers to address the large crowd. A school student is introduced. She addresses the crowd, and while she is speaking ...

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Or Forever Hold Your Peace, 1970: Lionel Murphy

This clip shows archival black-and-white footage of the Labor senator Lionel Murphy speaking at an antiwar rally in Sydney. His face is shown in close-up and members of the audience, some rising out of their seats, are shown with fingers raised in the V for victory sign. Murphy's speech, which urges an end to conscription ...

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How many times am I represented? - unit of work

This is a short unit of work of two extended lessons about representation in Australian federal and state/territory parliaments. The unit aims to ensure that students realise there are similarities and differences in representation at each level and between the states and territories. The pedagogical approach is inquiry-based ...

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Making a difference

This resource consists of four case studies which explore stories that illustrate issues of civics and citizenship at local, state, federal government and international levels. Students learn about active citizenship and plan their own, while covering content such as the Freedom Rides, Franklin Dam, Mabo, Wik and human rights.

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Australian Government and non-government roles in aid to Indonesia

This is a case study about the roles that Australia's government aid agencies perform in Indonesia. The resource includes an introduction and sections on roles in democracy, roles in social services, roles in security, roles in regional development and roles in humanitarian assistance. The top menu bar provides a content ...