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Democracy and law in action

Students continue to build on their understanding of the concepts of the Westminster system, democracy and participation. They investigate the types of law in Australia and how they are made. They consider the responsibilities and freedoms of citizens, and how Australians can actively participate in their democracy. Students explore the different perspectives of Australian identity.

Students develop increasing independence in critical thinking and skill application, which includes questioning, researching, analysing, evaluating, communicating and reflecting. They apply these skills to investigate events, developments, issues and phenomena, both historical and contemporary.


Democracy in Action

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Course Outline (including curriculum, resources, assessment tasks and excursion ideas links)

Democracy in Action Course Outline.pdf


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Democracy in Action

In this program students will work in collaboration to:  look at the origins of democracy, investigate types of democracies, classify the rights and responsibility of Australian citizenship. Students will look more closely  into the freedoms of speech, religion, movement, media, assembly and association.
Note: The WA Electoral Education Centre can conduct a voting activity as a second part of the program to complement Democracy in Action. ACHCK062   Joint bookings  are encouraged

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Pre Visit Resources

Year 8 pre visit activity .pdf

Post Visit Resources

Year 8 post-visit activity - active participation .pdf


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.