TLF ID A002776
This is a cross-curricular unit about the values that underpin Australia’s democracy, the freedoms they enjoy and their role and the role of the government as duty bearers of rights. Students learn to appreciate the role of volunteers and Australia’s three levels of government in supporting the community. Students will understand how taxation is collected and how it is spent responsibly to provide for all members of the community. They also learn the value of short-term sacrifices for long-term gain and further develop strategies for short- and long-term financial planning. Throughout the course of this unit, students collaboratively design an ideal community that takes account of principles of accessibility, safety, health and wellbeing. In their sales pitch to community members, students demonstrate their appreciation of the value of taxation in supporting Australian communities. The unit includes downloadable materials, links to the curriculum, as well as videos, classroom activities, teacher notes and tips. Registration for a free account is required to access the full suite of materials.