We support the view that Australian schooling should develop a sense of community engagement in students by increasing their potential to be informed, responsible, ethical and active participants in society.
Through practical tasks relating to real life experiences, these free resources help students develop a positive attitude towards their role in society. They enable teachers to select lesson ideas within a theme in any order, to best suit the interest and needs of students.
To make things easy, lesson ideas link directly to the Humanities and Social Sciences content descriptions and key concepts, namely; Democratic Values, The Westminster System, Justice, Participation, and Rights and Responsibilities.
Each theme pack can be either downloaded as a pdf or accessed online.
The resources were developed with specialist guidance from Brian Rogers, former Principal Consultant of Teaching & Learning Services, and the 2020 upgrade compiled by Pamela Stewart, former Principal Consultant – both from the WA Department of Education.
Note: The themes and resources in this package support Civics and Citizenship content descriptions as described in the Australian and Western Australian Curriculum: Humanities and Social Sciences; and can be used by teachers across Australia. Where links are made to specific curriculum content descriptors not taught in their state or territory, teachers may need to consult their own curriculum authority for guidance.
A 2020 update of these resources was made possible thanks to our sponsor Statewide Security.
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