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Constitutional Centre of Western Australia - 2017 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; ACHCK001; ACHCK002)

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.                                  
(ACHCK011; ACELY1694)

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.                                                                                  
(ACHCK012; ACHCK013)

Years 5 to 6: incursion and excursion options (60 minutes)


New in 2017! 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.  (ACHCK022)

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.                                                                                                                       
(ACHCK036; ACHCK037; ACHCK035)
Note: To complement Making Laws  -  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.                                                 
(ACHCK035; ACHHK113)

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.                 

Visit to the Cabinet and Ceremonial Rooms – Premier’s Office

For visitors to the Constitutional Centre Years 5 - 6

The opportunity to visit these areas as part of your visit to the Constitutional Centre will be available on a limited basis. Student learning will be enhanced by touring the areas where official visitors are hosted, and significant decisions for our state are made. 

Not available on Mondays – details upon request.