REGIONAL AND REMOTE SCHOOLS LOAN BOX PROGRAMS
The Constitutional Centre of Western Australia, The Electoral Education Centre and The Francis Burt Law Education Centre and have developed a number of loan boxes for use by schools in the remote and regional areas of the State. These boxes are available for a period of one month - free of charge.
Although we have some presenters based in a number of major regional centres around the state we are unable to cover all areas. In an attempt to provide a service to areas we cannot physically reach we have developed programs with materials that can be used by teachers in their own classroom to achieve the civics outcomes.
Each kit contains a complete program with an interactive activity and teacher's notes.
All programs are linked to the Western Australian HASS Curriculum
Constitutional Centre of Western Australia
Rules and Laws
(Years 4, 60 mins)
This program concentrates on the difference and similarities between rules and laws. Students are engaged through fun activities to explore the reasons why rules and laws are important.
Three Levels of Government
(Year 6, 60 mins)
This program focusses on the role and responsibilities of the three levels of government including shared roles. Students participate in a series of interactive activities to reinforce their knowledge of the three levels of Government.
(Years 6 & 8, 60 mins)
The emphasis in this program is the way in which federal/state laws are initiated and passed through the federal Parliament. Students participate in a parliamentary style debate to demonstrate the passage of a bill.
(ACHCK035; ACHCK036; ACHCK037; ACHCK063; ACHCK 066)
( Years 6 , 60 mins)
This program concentrates on the key ideas and events that led to Australia's Federation. Students participate in collaborative group work to investigate why and how Federation occurred.
(Years 7 60 mins)
Students work in pairs through a variety of topics which include: Federation, the Australian Constitution, the three levels of government, the Federal Parliament and Constitutional referenda.
Electoral Education Centre
Electoral Education Voting Activity
(Suitable for all levels)
Students explore our preferential voting system and participate in a mock election. This program enables students to explore one of the most important democratic rights in an enjoyable but informative manner. Teacher's notes provided. (ACHCK001, ACHCK011, ACHCK023, ACHCK062)
Francis Burt Law Education Centre
The Francis Burt Law Education Programme (FBLEP) Pack
(suitable for middle/upper primary – lower secondary)
The FBLEP pack focuses on the Western Australian Civics and Citizenship Curriculum for years 4-9. The pack consist of a "Rule or Law?" card game (years 4-9), and a legal and civics worksheet booklet (years 4-9). A teacher's pack with solutions is provided for each resource.
How to request a free loan box:
Download the booking form and email or fax it through to the contact details below
Booking Form - Loan Box [90.8KB]
The Constitutional Centre of Western Australia
P: (08) 6552 6222
F: (08) 6552 6229
A: PO Box 1619, West Perth 6872
PLEASE NOTE: ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE OF CHARGE (including postage) AND ARE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOUR SCHOOL FOR A PERIOD OF FOUR WEEKS.