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.
Course Outline (including curriculum, resources, assessment tasks and excursion ideas links)
Course outline Forming Government.pdf
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