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CURRENT TOPICS/PROGRAMS AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Versus Monarch - Upper Primary
- What does it mean to have absolute power?
Off with their heads!
History Mystery Case #1215
- What is parliament?
- What is the difference between
divine right and
Pass around the hat!
Dont lose your head!
History Mystery Case #1640-49
- How has the power moved from the monarch
to the people?
Recapping the system.
Who had the power?
- How does Australian parliamentary
democracy reflect its British
Australias form of government
History Mystery Case present day
Students use the King John/King Charles I/
Oliver Cromwell contexts to investigate what it
was like in a country before parliament existed.
The unit begins with an Alice in Wonderland
activity (Off with their heads! Is the Queen
acting fairly?) and then traces the conflict
leading up to the establishment of the British
parliamentary system. Students learn how the
Australian system of government, a representative
parliamentary democracy derived largely from the
A key strategy throughout this unit is the use
of History Mystery Cases. Students
use evidence to decide their answer to a problem.
For a fun activity try the King John Rap.
Students write another verse to the rap and
sing/chant the rap as a group.
Students share empathetic responses to
contributions that diverse individuals and groups
have made to Australian or global history.
Students critique information sources to show
the positive and negative effects of a change or
continuity on different groups.
Students review and interpret heritages from
diverse perspectives to create a preferred future
scenario about a global issue.
Students express how personal identities are
connected to material and non-material aspects of
Students classify values that underpin
campaigns and organisations associated with human
end environmental rights.
Students create sequences and timelines that
summarise sets of events about specific
Australian changes and continuities.
Students organise information about the causes
and effects of specific historical events.
Students describe the values underlying
personal ad others actions regarding
Students explain changing attitudes, at
different times, towards gender, race, ethnicity,
or socio-economic identities.
Students simply describe the basic principles
of democracy and citizenship from ancient to
Unit 2 World Exploration
- Activity 1 Medieval Europe
Unit 3 Settlement and colonisation
- Activity A Another teacher takes over
- Activity B Bartering
- Activity 10 Colonisation and Change
Unit 4 Cultural Influences
- Activity 7 Forms of government
- Activity 8 Democracy
- Activity 9 Monarchy
Unit 7 Sourcebook
Unit 3 Responsible Participation
- Activity 6 Lobby groups
- Activity 7 Party politics
- Activity 8 Council elections
- Activity 9 Electioneering
- Activity 13 Government spending
- Activity 15 Council budgets
- 19 handouts for copying
- Parliament versus Monarch poster
- The Commonwealth Government poster
- Stories of Democracy CD ROM
- Parliament at Work CD ROM