Discovering Democracy Unit Outline
Sandra Kenman Edserve Consultants/AFSSSE
To develop a 16 week unit of work with the following characteristics
|Terms 3 and 4 1999||Discovering Democracy activities||SOSE Outcomes|
|Week 1||People Power: How did
the Freedom Riders escalate the campaign for justice for
Activities 1 and 2. Modify Activity 3 to include only the CD ROM use. Activity 4
|Week 2||Activities 5 and 6. Concentrate on group work so that photocopying of handouts can be restricted.|
|Week 3||People Power: How did
groups of Australian workers bring about improvement in
Activity 1. Add activities on local issues (mining employment issues, shift work, impact on community, working conditions, union issues)
|SRP 4.5 TCC3.2 TCC3.4|
|Week 4||Activities 2 and 3|
|Week 5||Activities 4 and 5|
|Week 6||Activities 6 and 7|
|Weeks 7 and 8||People Power: What have equal pay campaigners done to remove some of the discrimination against women in employment? Select and compact activities to cover in two weeks.||
SRP4.5 CI3.2 TCC4.4
|Weeks 9 and 10||In what ways can popular
movements achieve change?
Select and compact activities to cover in two weeks.
Weeks 11 and 12
|Move section from Middle
Primary book to use in Year 7.
Rules and Laws: How are laws made in Australia and What makes a good law activities.
Use videos from school library How Laws are Made and other relevant material (CD on Queensland Parliament?)
|Weeks 13 and 14||The Law Rules: Who
makes the laws? Activity 3
Should the courts be independent. Should people be equal before the law? Compact activities for two weeks.
|SRP3.4 SRP4.1 TCC4.4|
|Excursion to Brisbane: Parliament House and Court System|
Weeks 15 and 16
|The Law Rules: How does the law rule in Australia today?||SRP3.4|
|Next topic||The Referendum: Link to The People Make a Nation||TCC3.2 TCC3.4 SRP3.4 SRP4.1|