Discussion Forum


13 March to 17 March 2000

QUESTION 2

HOW DO I KNOW WHICH PARTS OF THE DISCOVERING DEMOCRACY KIT MATCH THE CURRICULUM OUTCOMES IN MY STATE?

DISCOVERING DEMOCRACY UNIT

QUEENSLAND AND VICTORIAN SOSE OUTCOMES

LINKS TO CURRENT TOPICS/PROGRAMS AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

The Australian Nation

The People Make A Nation – Upper Primary

  1. Was Australia always organised in states and territories?
  • Our Australian nation
  • A letter form the past
  • Colony to Federation timeline
  1. What were the arguments for and against Federation?
  • Introducing the arguments
  • A letter to the Federation herald
  1. How did the people make the nation?
  • Federation news flash
  • What is a Convention?
  • Case study – Corowa
  • Classroom Convention
  • Making decisions for a nation
  • Classroom referendums
  • Federation a t last
  • Reporting on Federation
  1. How does the Australian Federal system work?
  • The federal system
  • People in parliament
  • The future of our system

TCC 3.2: Students create sequences and timelines that summarise sets of events about specific Australian changes and continuities

TCC 3.3 Students use knowledge of people’s contributions in Australia’s past to cooperatively develop visions of preferred futures

TCC 3.4: Students organise information about the causes and effects of specific historical events

TCC 4.3: Students share empathetic responses to contributions that diverse individuals and groups have made to Australian or global history

TCC 4.4 : Students critique information sources to show the positive and negative effects of a change or continuity on different groups

C&I 3.2:Students identify perceptions of others that reflect stereotyping, discrimination or harassment to develop a plan which promotes more peaceful behaviours

C&I 3.5: Students explain changing attitudes, at different times, towards gender, race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic identities

SRP 3.3: Students apply the principles of democratic decision-making in cooperative projects

SRP 3.5: Students explain the values associated with familiar rules and laws

SRP 4.3: Students enact democratic processes in familiar settings using knowledge of representative government

SRP 4.4: Students present comparisons of government and citizenship in pre- and post-federation Australia

YEAR 5:

DECISION MAKERS OF AUSTRALIA:

Activity 3: Responsible government

Activity 4: The story of federation

Activity 5: The Australian Constitution

(This is currently not an upper primary topic. Some of the activities may be too difficult for Year 5)

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