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Introduction to the Centre

What resources can the Constitutional Centre provide to support teachers?

The Constitutional Centre of Western Australia - the only one of its kind in Australia - provides a unique opportunity for everyone to examine their political inheritance and understand how they can make a contribution to the State's democratic development.

We are here to help you learn about your systems of government and how you can participate.

Deciding on a visit

By bringing your class on a visit to the Centre you can explore how government works and how each individual is important in the electoral and parliamentary system that forms our democracy.

Program content ranges from colonisation to our modern system of government, Western Australia's fight for self-government, the Federation of Australia and constitutional reform.

Our Programs will:

  • Provide free, hands-on, curriculum focused activities to support your humanities and social sciences classes and years 11 and 12 politics and law 
  • Cater for the needs of students from year 1  to year 12
  • Provide experienced educators to work with you to develop a program that meets the needs of your class
  • Enable you to fulfil the aims of the Western Australian Curriculum (Australian Curriculum v7.5) and/or the Early Years Learning Framework

In addition to class visits we offer:

  • School professional learning
  • Teaching Resource packs (with ideas and activities) to complement each program

Other Civics Education Providers

As an addition to your visit to the Constitutional Centre you may like to book in a free civics program with the Electoral Education Centre and/or the Parliament of Western Australia. All 3 centres are within walking distance to each other.

Electoral Education Centre

Bookings are essential

Co-located with the Constitutional Centre, the Electoral Education Centre offers an ideal teaching resource for primary, secondary and adult students alike. Visitors to the Centre can typically enjoy:

  • An innovative and entertaining audio-visual presentation
  • A polling place where students can take part in a mock election
  • A comprehensive interactive series of displays and exhibits where students complete activity sheets.

Presentation can be modified to reflect your subject requirements such as local, state or federal governments.  The programs are designed to assist teachers achieve desired outcomes.

Phone: (08) 6552 6077 Fax: (08) 6552 6709.

 

Parliament of Western Australia

Bookings are essential

Located near the Constitutional Centre, the Parliamentary Education Office runs exciting and innovative interactive role-play education programmes for students studying politics and government.

Gain a clear understanding of parliamentary processes and procedures under the guidance of fully trained and experienced staff.

Book Online: www.parliament.wa.gov.au

Enquiries: (08) 9222 7259