|Law and Rights
Law Rules Upper Primary
- How do you get a fair trial?
Why do we need laws?
Proving your innocence
Getting a fair ruling
Getting a fair trial today
Putting it all together
Fair trial poster
2. Who makes the laws?
British law comes to Australia
Was one-man rule the best
system for a penal colony?
Who makes the laws today?
3. Should the courts be
Why did judges and courts need
to be independent of the governor?
You be the judge
Role-play the curt of
the early governors
The courts today judge
and jury are independent
The law rules
4. Should people be equal
before the law?
The one place 0 two ways of
Myall Creek massacre and the
rule of law
The Law Rules
Are we equal before the law?
5. How does the law rule in
The law rules
This unit uses the arrival of the first fleet
and Governor Phillips one man rule to
illustrate early Australian laws. Students learn
about the conflict between free settlers,
convicts and Aborigines and the implications for
law making and law breaking. The Myall Creek
massacres allows students to investigate law
linked with values.
The handout for the role-lay on the court of
the early governors make what is sometimes a
difficult activity, more manageable.
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 enact democratic processes in
familiar settings using knowledge of
Students classify values that underpin
campaigns and organisations associated with human
end environmental rights.
Students use knowledge of peoples
contributions in Australias past to
cooperatively develop visions of preferred
Students organise information about the causes
and effects of specific historical events.
Students describe the values underlying
personal ad others actions regarding
Students identify the contributions of diverse
groups, including migrants and indigenous
peoples, to the development of their community.
Students describe personal attitudes, beliefs
and behaviours that effect their sense of
belonging to a range of groups.
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
Students explain the values associated with
familiar rules and laws.
Unit 4 Cultural Influences
- Activity B Family Decisions
Year 7 Sourcebook
Unit 1 Being Australian
- Activity A Forming Groups (a game)
- Activity B Groups and Clubs
- Activity C Group Members
Unit 3 Responsible Participation
- Activity A Problems
- Activity B Rules and Laws
- Activity C A Fresh Start
- Activity 1 At School
- Activity 2 Community Living
- Activity 3 Rights and Responsibilities
- Activity 4 Points of view
- Activity 5 What would you do?
- 19 handouts for copying
- Stories of Democracy CD ROM
details on the Macquarie versus Bent