TLF ID M020977
This is an interactive about becoming an effective agent of change through civic action in a local community. Users learn a number of practical ways to take democratic action on issues. The context is an abandoned block of land located in an area with a range of issues, such as youth unemployment and environment concerns. The interactive steps users through a research process to explore the underlying issues and options for action. Users select a strategy to convince the local council that their chosen option is the best. The interactive tests community support for the chosen strategy providing feedback on the results. Finally, users see whether the council adopts their chosen option; and simulation guides them to reflect on the entire process. The interactive is supported by several Word documents, including a community benefit checklist and a reflection on action planning and tackling local issues. Intended for students in upper primary and secondary schooling, the resource is designed for use as a whole class, small group or individual activity or as an assessment task.