AND VICTORIAN SOSE OUTCOMES
CURRENT TOPICS/PROGRAMS AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Control Parliament Middle Secondary
- Preparing for an opinion poll
- Conducting the poll
- What role do political parties have in
parliament and government?
- Class discussion
- Who forms the government?
- Who does what in government?
- Defining and explaining
- Loyalty to party or electorate?
- Is the party in government an elected
- How diverse are the voices in parliament?
- Who do Australias political parties
- Australias political parties
- Left and right
- cartoons and speeches
- the middle ground
- How do parties select policies and
campaign for government?
- Review of research findings
- Influencing voters
- Liberal and Labor policies
- Opinion poll analysis
- Collating the findings
- Opinion poll report
- An Australian youth party
- Youth party display
TCC 5.5: Students
identify values inherent in historical sources to
reveal who benefits or is disadvantaged by
TCC 6.1: Students evaluate evidence from the
past to demonstrate how such accounts reflect the
culture in which they were constructed
TCC 6.3: Students collaboratively identify the
values underlying contributions by diverse
individuals and groups in Australian or Asian
C&I 5.3: Students share their sense of
belonging to a group to analyse cultural aspects
that construct their identities
C&I 5.5: Students express how dominant and
marginalised identities are constructed by
influences including the media
C&I 6.4: Students describe specific
instances of cultural change resulting from
government legislation or policies that have
impacted on other cultural groups
SRP 5.1: Students evaluate the relationship
between government, economic or ecological
SRP 6.4: Students communicate informed
interpretations to suggest reforms to an
economic, political or legal system
SRP 6.5: Students apply understandings of
social justice and democratic process to suggest
ways of improving access to economic, political
and legal power
Economy and society
- Examine the origin of Australias
legal system and how Australian laws are
- Investigate how and why laws are made and
changed in Australia, including the role
of the Constitution, parliaments and the
- Describe key judicial and enforcement
structures at federal, state and local
- Explain how law-making processes allow
for participation by active and informed
Stories of Democracy CD ROM.
Balloons link the text to key words
which then link to more text. Mostly photograph,
reading and linking text. No game.
Parliament at Work CD ROM. Pass
the Bill section and database.