|Law and Rights
And Laws Middle Primary
- Why do we need rules and laws?
Guess my rules
Rules of our lives
- What is a rule and what is a law?
What is a rule?
What is a law?
Why we need road laws
Pick the rule, pick the law
3. Why should laws apply equally and be
Only a few knew!
The law before and after
The Twelve Tables
What makes laws fair?
4. What are Aboriginal laws?
More than one story
For the good of all
5. How are laws made in Australia?
Making laws in Australia
- What makes a good law?
Testing the law
The unit begins with students playing a game
and having to guess the rules. Games are used to
investigate equity, fairness and participation,
consequences. Road laws are then used
to differentiate between rules and laws. The
development of the Roman Twelve Tables, 451-450
BC, is the context used to explain early written
laws, and for students to investigate the effects
of these laws on different groups in society. A
parallel is then drawn with contemporary
Australian laws. The Mabo decision illustrates
how modern courts had to decide an issue based on
the oldest and still practised laws known in the
Students should enjoy the Road Law activities
where handouts 1, 2 and 3 can be linked to the
game on the CD ROM.
Students use knowledge of peoples
contributions in Australias past t
cooperatively develop visions of preferred
Students describe various perspectives based
on the experiences of past and present
Australians of diverse cultural backgrounds.
Students describe the values underlying
personal and others actions regarding
Students explain changing attitudes, at
different times, towards gender race, ethnicity
or socio-economic identities.
Students communicate an awareness of change
within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Students apply the principles of democratic
decision-making in cooperative projects.
Students simply describe the basic principles
of democracy and citizenship from ancient to
Students explain the values associated with
familiar rules and laws.
Students describe cause and effect
relationships about events in familiar settings.
Students identify how their roles, rights and
responsibilities change in different groups.
Students identify how symbols, rituals and
places reflect identities of different groups
including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Students analyse information about their own
and others rights and responsibilities in
Unit 3 Decision making
- Activity C Group Preparation
- Activity 1 People and Rules
- The School Community
- Activity 3 Class Committee
- Activity 4 Local Community Rules
- Activity 5 Places where Community Rules
- Activity 6 Walkabout
Year 5 Sourcebook
Unit 4 Heritage of the Past
- Activity 1 Miners Lead the Way
- Activity 2 Early goldfields
Year 5 Social Studies Units 1 and 2
- Activity 5 Settlement or Invasion
- Activity 8 Effects on Indigenous Cultures
- Activity 7 Effects of the expansion of
the frontier on Indigenous people.
- 15 handouts for copying
- Stories of Democracy CD ROM