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

Who Rules? Law and Rights

A Democracy Destroyed – Middle Secondary

  1. What are the features of a healthy democracy?
  • The nature of democracy
  • Making a decision
  1. How and why was democracy lost in Germany in 1933?
  • Research tack
  • Voting patterns
  • The Nazi party
  • Nazi policies
  • Interpreting election posters
  • Who voted for the Nazis?
  • Cartoon
  • Democracy destroyed
  • Democracy seized or given?
  1. Which people resisted the Nazis?
  • Simulation: ‘Resistance’
  1. What are the key features of a democracy and how did the Nazis take them away? How is democracy in Australia protected?
  • Assessment task
  • Creating families
  • Effect of policy on family members’ lives
  • Effects of policies on democracy
  • Democratic principles in Australia
  • Protecting democracy in Australia
Queensland

TCC 5.1: Students use primary and secondary evidence to identify the development of ideas from ancient to modern times

TCC 6.1: Students evaluate evidence from the past to demonstrate how such accounts reflect the culture in which they were constructed

TCC 6.5: Students develop criteria-based judgments about the ethical behaviour of people in the past

C&I 5.4:Students describe how governments have caused changes to cultural groups

C&I 5.5: Students express how dominant and marginalised identities are constructed by influences including the media

C&I 6.1: Students analyse the ways in which various societies inhibit or promote cultural diversity

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 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

Victoria

  • Identify key features of Australia’s political system at local ,state and federal levels
  • Identify and trace the history of the key values of representative democracy, including participation, representation, rights and responsibilities
Business

Power, leadership, ethical actions.

Resources

Stories of Democracy CD ROM – students are provided with lists of rights and a short history of rights being lost by Article 48. The game involves matching ‘rights’ and ‘actions taking away rights’.

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