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Parliamentary Education Office

Teacher Resources - Year 5 & 6

Curriculum Requirements
The information provided is to assist teachers with planning the Civics and Citizenship Education component of Humanities and Sciences curriculum by:
  • Help to establish lesson plans.
  • Provide background information for lesson plans with worksheets and forms
  • Setting out the processes needed to establish role play opportunities
  • Provide teachers with skills to enable students to -
    • Explore - how the democratic process works within Western Australia and the Federation
    • Inform - how the roles within Parliament help to shape the legislation which provides the fabric by which we all live
    • Experience - how laws are passed through the Parliamentary process

How to apply this information:

Subject
Curriculum
Media Links
What is Parliament?
Parliament is
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Year 6 Civics & Citizenship

Who can be an Australian citizen, the formal rights and responsibilities, and shared values of Australian citizenship. (ACHCK038)

Year 5 Civics & Citizenship
The key values that underpin Australia’s democracy, including freedom, equality, fairness and justice. (ACHCK022)
The roles and responsibilities of electors and representatives in Australia’s democracy. (ACHCK023)

Around Parliament
Ground and First Floor Foyers
Year 5 History
The economic, political and social reasons for establishing British Colonies in Australia after 1800. (ACHHK093)

Legislative Council 1832The contribution or significance of one individual or group in shaping the Swan River Colony, including their motivations and actions. (ACHHK097)

Aboriginal Peoples Room
Legislative Council
Legislative Council Media Links
Year 6 Civics & Citizenship

The key institutions of Australia’s democratic system of government based on the Westminster system. (ACHCK035)

How laws are initiated and passed through the federal (and state) Parliament. (ACHCK037)

Legislative Assembly
Legislative Assembly Media Links
Year 6 Civics & Citizenship

The key institutions of Australia’s democratic system of government based on the Westminster system. (ACHCK035)

How laws are initiated and passed through the federal (and state) Parliament. (ACHCK037)

Passage of Legislation
Year 5 Civics & Citizenship
The key values that underpin Australia’s democracy, including freedom, equality, fairness and justice. (ACHCK022)

The roles and responsibilities of electors and representatives in Australia’s democracy. (ACHCK023)

Year 6 Civics and Citizenship
The key institutions of Australia’s democratic system of government based on the Westminster system. (ACHCK035)

How laws are initiated and passed through the federal (and state) Parliament. (ACHCK037)

Civics and Citizenship
Teaching and Learning Strategies
i. Concept mapping
ii. Focusing in on the excursion (or online vignettes)
iii. Information Retrieval Chart/Parliament House Jeopardy
iv. Storyboarding
v. Creating a tableu
vi. Timeline
vii. Value-line
viii. "Build Ups"
ix. Webbing Game

Make Your Own Mace
Mace Template

Teacher Resource Book
Student Resource Book
Contact the Parliamentary Education Office for more information
Phone: (08) 9222 7259
Email
education@parliament.wa.gov.au


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