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Constitutional Centre of Western Australia - 2018 free primary HASS programs

  • Programs are free, hands-on and curriculum focused
  • A variety of programs delivered by experienced education officers
  • All programs have clear links to the Early Years Learning Framework and WA HASS curriculum
  • Teacher background notes and free teaching resources are also available as an addition to your booking.
  • We encourage schools to undertake a variety of free programs either as incursions or as visits to the Constitutional Centre.

Years 1 to 3: incursion option only (45 minutes)

Prejudice in Parkesville                                              
Prejudice is a prequel to Larfalot's Letter. Using a big book with puppets, this program uses the imaginary town of Parkesville and its inhabitants to explore the problem of prejudice in the new town of  and how the residents deal with this issue.                                                                              
(EYLF 0utcome 2)

Larfalot's Letter                                                               
This book is the sequel to Prejudice in Parkesville.  Using a big book with puppets, this program uses the imaginary town of Parkesville and its inhabitants to explore the concept of rules forming a constitution and the democratic process of voting to elect representatives.                                                         
(EYLF Outcome 2; ACHASSK070; ACHASSK071)

Year 4: incursion and excursion options (60 minutes)

Where I Live (Incursion option only)                                                                                                                 

This program focusses on the need for rules at school and the purpose of  local government. Students discover the services provided by local government through a fun and interactive fishing activity. The program concludes with a letter writing activity to their local government leader.                                  

Rules and Laws                                                               
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.                                                                                  

Years 5: incursion and excursion options (60 minutes)


This program discusses the meaning of democracy and investigates the key values of Australia's democracy. Students participate in a series of interactive activities to reinforce these concepts. A fun education 'game show' will be used consolidate their learning.  (ACHASSK115)
Note: To complement Democracy-  a separate program on voting is available from the Electoral Education Centre (6552 6077)

Year 6 – incursion and excursion options (60 minutes)

Magna Carta                                                                        
This program highlights  Magna Carta's influence on the Westminster and Australian parliamentary systems of government. Students will investigate the contemporary place of Magna Carta on democracy and rights today, along with some of the interesting facts of feudal times.                                                 

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.                 

Three Levels of Government                                                                                                                                  
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.                                                                                                                                                  

Making Laws                                                                                                                                                           
The emphasis in this program is the way in which federal laws are initiated and passed through the federal Parliament. Students participate in a parliamentary style debate to demonstrate the passage of a bill.                                                                                                                       
Note: To complement Making Laws  -  a separate program on voting is available from the Electoral Education Centre (6552 6077)

Years 5- 6 – special excursion programs 2018

The Role of the Governor (90 mins)

This special program will be run at Government House in Perth. Students will have a tour of the House and then undertake a program that explores the history of government in WA and the role of the Governor.


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F: (08) 6552 6229




Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.