Australian Curriculum Civics and Citizenship
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Australian Curriculum Civics and Citizenship
A sense of belonging and engagement with civic life; knowledge,understanding and appreciation of the values, principles institutions and practices of Australia's system of democratic government and law
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Politics + Society Views & Research - The Conversation

Politics + Society Views & Research - The Conversation | Australian Curriculum Civics and Citizenship | Scoop.it
Curated by professional editors, The Conversation offers informed commentary and debate on the issues affecting our world. Plus a Plain English guide to the latest developments and discoveries from the university and research sector.
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All sorts of interesting topics written in plain English by experts. Suitable for the more adventurous student.

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- LAWSTUFF - | Australian Curriculum Civics and Citizenship | Scoop.it
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All sorts of information for young people about how the law in their state affects them.

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Taking It Global for Educators - TIGed

Taking It Global for Educators - TIGed | Australian Curriculum Civics and Citizenship | Scoop.it
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With initiatives across three program pillars -- global citizenship, environmental stewardship, and student voice -- there are many ways to get involved with TIGed! Organized programming involving schools from around the world is available to classes through the initiatives below. These programs connect students and educators in collaborative learning and action with online educational resources and opportunities to affect positive change globally. One example is illustrated above.

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Youth Environment Council SA

Youth Environment Council SA | Australian Curriculum Civics and Citizenship | Scoop.it
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The Youth Environment Council (YEC) of South Australia has provided young people a voice in key environmental issues facing South Australia and has given them opportunities to take action to achieve a more environmentally sustainable future for SA.

 

This is an example of 'people participating within communities' (Year 3)

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Australian Government Civics and Citizenship Education

Australian Government Civics and Citizenship Education | Australian Curriculum Civics and Citizenship | Scoop.it
The Civics and Citizenship Education website provides teaching and learning resources relating to all aspects of the democratic process in Australia. A DEST funded project.
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teachers should explore the link "Teaching and learning Activities" for ideas on a wide range of topics.

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: : m e t r o m a g a z i n e : : | Australian Curriculum Civics and Citizenship | Scoop.it
Metro magazine is published by the Australian Teachers of Media, (ATOM).
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Australian Electoral Commission - education resources

Australian Electoral Commission - education resources | Australian Curriculum Civics and Citizenship | Scoop.it
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resources to support learning about voting, electorates, democratic processes, representation and the ways the Australian Electoral Commission can help teachers create learning

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Current Campaign Actions

Current Campaign Actions | Australian Curriculum Civics and Citizenship | Scoop.it
An independent movement to build a progressive Australia and bring participation back into our democracy.
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This is a group which uses digital media to connect people with similar outlooks on a range of topics of public interest

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Local Government Association - Online Education Resource

Local Government Association - Online Education Resource | Australian Curriculum Civics and Citizenship | Scoop.it
Local Goverment Online Education Resource
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Here you can learn about the history of Local Government, how councils operate and the services they provide, ideas for teaching and learning as well as the myriad of careers that exist in Local Government. A whole page of stuff about what local governments do - just right for year 4 research

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Humpty dumpty - a resource about rules for younger kids

Humpty dumpty - a resource about rules for younger kids | Australian Curriculum Civics and Citizenship | Scoop.it

This resource comes from "Law Focused Education" in Texas (http://www.texaslre.org/) which has a range of resources for students, some of which can be used as is , some can be used for exploring the difference between the USA and Australia's systems of law and government.

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Some activities and resources in pdf fromat that could be adapted for your context

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Youth Parliament

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For older kids.


YMCA SA Youth Parliament has developed and educated over 1,000 young people in the SA Parliamentary system, voting procedures, parliamentary etiquette, public speaking, leadership and bill writing in a professional, supportive and exciting environment.

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