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Australian Curriculum Civics and Citizenship – Government and democracy – Year 5 ebook

Teach your students how to be interested and active citizens with Australian Curriculum Civics and Citizenship. With key inquiry questions and related activities, and much more, this series will motivate and stimulate enthusiasm about being future leaders and decision-makers.

This 38-page ebook covers:

Knowledge and understanding

  • The key values that underpin Australia’s democracy (ACHASSK115) 
  • The key features of the electoral process in Australia (ACHASSK116) 

Humanities and Social Sciences links

  • Reasons (economic, political and social) for the establishment of British colonies in Australia after 1800 (ACHASSK106) 
  • The nature of convict or colonial presence, including the factors that influenced patterns of development, aspects of daily life of the inhabitants (including Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples) and how the environment changed (ACHASSK107) 
  • The impact of a significant development or event on an Australian colony (ACHASSK108) 
  • The reasons people migrated to Australia and the experiences and contributions of a particular migrant group within a colony (ACHASSK109) 
  • The role that a significant individual or group played in shaping a colony (ACHASSK110) 
  • The influence of people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, on the environmental characteristics of Australian places (ACHASSK112) 
  • The environmental and human influences on the location and characteristics of a place and the management of spaces within them (ACHASSK113) 
  • Types of resources (natural, human, capital) and the ways societies use them to satisfy the needs and want of present and future generations (ACHASSK120) 

Key inquiry question

  • What is democracy in Australia and why is voting in a democracy important?

Inquiry and skills

  • Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges (ACHASSI094) 
  • Locate and collect relevant information and data from primary and secondary sources (ACHASSI095) 
  • Organise and represent data in a range of formats including tables, graphs and large- and small-scale maps, using discipline-appropriate conventions (ACHASSI096) 
  • Sequence information about people’s lives, events, developments and phenomena using a variety of methods including timelines (ACHASSI097) 
  • Examine primary and secondary sources to determine their origin and purpose (ACHASSI098) 
  • Examine different viewpoints on actions, events, issues and phenomena in the past and the present (ACHASSI099) 
  • Interpret data and information displayed in a range of formats to identify, describe and compare distributions, patterns and trends and to infer relationships (ACHASSI100) 
  • Evaluate evidence to draw conclusions (ACHASSI101) 
  • Work in groups to generate responses to issues and challenges (ACHASSI102) 
  • Use criteria to make decisions and judgements and consider advantages and disadvantages of preferring one decision over others (ACHASSI103) 
  • Reflect on learning to propose personal and/or collective action in response to an issue or challenge, and predict the probable effects (ACHASSI104) 
  • Present ideas, findings, viewpoints and conclusions in a range of texts and modes that incorporate source materials, digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms and conventions (ACHASSI105) 

**This ebook is not transferable, nor can it be on-sold or uploaded to an intranet site. For full copyright details, please see the Copyright Notice outlined in the ebook or refer to the Copyright Agency Limited www.copyright.com.au

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