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Our Democratic Rights

Students continue to build on their understanding of the concepts of the Westminster system, democracy, democratic values, justice and participation. They examine the role of key players in the political system, the way citizens' decisions are shaped during an election campaign and how a government is formed.

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.

Forming Government


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

Course outline Forming Government.pdf

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Forming Government

During this 60-minute visit to the Constitutional Centre students investigate examples of different types of political parties, independent members of parliament and how government is formed. Students are introduced to the concept of political spectrums, and then work to define what is, and where a wide range of political parties fit on to it. The lesson is completed with a quick quiz. (ACHCK075)

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Pre Visit Resources

Forming Government TN.pdf
Minority or Majority Governments worksheet.pdf
Minority or Majority Governments answers.pdf 


Post Visit Resources

Word Wall worksheet.pdf 

Word Wall answers.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.