We support the view that 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.
We developed these to make the compulsory content of the WA HASS (Humanities and Social Sciences) Civics and Citizenship syllabus for Years 7-10 more engaging.
To make things easy, lesson ideas link directly to the HASS curriculum codes and concepts, namely; Democratic Values, The Westminster System, Justice, Participation, and Rights and Responsibilities and the theme packs can be downloaded.
Developed with specialist guidance from Brian Rogers, former Principal Consultant, Teaching and Learning Services at the Department of Education.
Note: The WA syllabus is based on the Australian curriculum content, so the themes and resources in this package can be used by teachers across Australia. Where links are made to specific curriculum content descriptors, teachers should consult their own curriculum authority for guidance.