AND VICTORIAN SOSE OUTCOMES
CURRENT TOPICS/PROGRAMS AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Of People And Rulers -
- Who rules?
Ruler for a day
Who rules elsewhere?
- Should one person rule?
Destination Ancient Egypt
Pharaohs of Egypt
Rights and resepnsibilities
Time travel report number 1
- Should the people rule?
Direct democracy for a day
Direct democracy in Ancient Athens
Using representatives to make law
Time travel report number 2
Compare and contrast
Who would you be?
- Who rules in Australia
Who rules here?
Who can be an Australian citizen?
Vote for representatives
Government in Australia
- How should a nation be ruled?
Design a tower simulation
The time Tube board game
The mystery of Ancient Egypt and the study of
Pharaohs are contexts students use to clearly
differentiate between people with power and
people without. Some teachers link this unit to
maths concepts (pyramids, blocks, shapes
The Ancient Greece context provides a contrasting
extreme example many citizens
having to vote on all important issues. Students
can then understand Australias
representative democracy falls between these two
The tower simulation page 18 seems
particularly interesting. Students work in three
groups: one using absolute rule (one person makes
all the decisions) to draw/design a tower to
celebrate the centenary of federation; one group
uses direct democracy (everyone has a say); and
one uses representative democracy (elect
Students use knowledge of peoples
contributions in Australias past t
cooperatively develop visions of preferred
Students organise information about the causes
and effects of specific historical events.
Students describe he values underlying
personal and others actions regarding
Students explain changing attitudes, at
different times, towards gender race, ethnicity
or socio-economic identities.
Students apply the principles of democratic
decision-making in cooperative projects.
Students simply describe the
basic principles of democracy and citizenship
from ancient to modern times.
Students explain different meanings about an
event, artefact, story or symbol from different
Students describe cause and effect
relationships about events in familiar settings.
Students identify how their roles, rights and
responsibilities change in different groups.
Students analyse information about their own
and others rights and responsibilities in
Unit 3 Decision Making
- Activity A Group Construction
- Activity B Jigsaw puzzle
- Activity 7 The Local Council
Unit 1 The Local Area Today
- Activity 7 Local Area Land Use
Year 5 Sourcebook
Unit 3 Decision makers of Australia
- Activity B Moieties
- Activity 1 Autocracy to representative
- Activity 2 Government representatives
- Activity 3 Responsible government
- 16 handouts for copying.
- Parliament at Work CD ROM tour
through Parliament House, Canberra
- Stories of Democracy CD ROM
- The Time Tube poster provides a board
game. Handouts 15 and 16 are needed for
students to produce a pool of
Rulers and People
game cards. Students draw on knowledge of
rulers and people to construct sentences
on the back of cards. Each sentence is
followed by a consequence You are a
Pharaoh. Collect taxes from the people.
Move your token forward four
- to investigate the term