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Australian Curriculum Civics and Citizenship – Government and democracy – Year 6 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 34-page ebook covers:

Knowledge and understanding

  • The key institutions of Australia’s democratic system of government and how it is based on the Westminster system (ACHASSK143) 
  • The roles and responsibilities of Australia’s three levels of government (ACHASSK144) 
  • The responsibilities of electors and representatives in Australia’s democracy (ACHASSK145) 

Humanities and Social Sciences links

  • Key figures, events and ideas that led to Australia’s Federation and Constitution (ACHASSK134) 
  • Experiences of Australian democracy and citizenship, including the status and rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, migrants, women and children (ACHASSK135) 
  • The contribution of individuals and groups to the development of Australian society since Federation (ACHASSK137) 
  • The effect that consumer and financial decisions can have on the individual, the broader community and the environment (ACHASSK150) 

Key inquiry question

  • What are the roles and responsibilities of the different levels of government in Australia?

Inquiry and skills

  • Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges (ACHASSI122) 
  • Locate and collect relevant information and data from primary and secondary sources (ACHASSI123) 
  • Organise and represent data in a range of formats including tables, graphs and large- and small-scale maps, using discipline-appropriate conventions (ACHASSI124) 
  • Sequence information about people’s lives, events, developments and phenomena using a variety of methods including timelines (ACHASSI125) 
  • Examine primary and secondary sources to determine their origin and purpose (ACHASSI126) 
  • Examine different viewpoints on actions, events, issues and phenomena in the past and the present (ACHASSI127) 
  • Interpret data and information displayed in a range of formats to identify, describe and compare distributions, patterns and trends and to infer relationships (ACHASSI128) 
  • Evaluate evidence to draw conclusions (ACHASSI129) 
  • Work in groups to generate responses to issues and challenges (ACHASSI130) 
  • Use criteria to make decisions and judgements and consider advantages and disadvantages of preferring one decision over others (ACHASSI131) 
  • Reflect on learning to propose personal and/or collective action in response to an issue or challenge, and predict the probable effects (ACHASSI132) 
  • 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 (ACHASSI133) 

**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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