Civics and Citizenship Year 9 Our Democratic Rights 3 week learning program

Civics and Citizenship Year 9 Our Democratic Rights 3 week learning program

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1. Parliamentary Education Website Activity - Examine the roles of opposition and government parties and how they are formed

2. Create venn diagram comparing and contrasting Australia's parliamentary model to that of the UK, the US and Canada

3. Assessment: Research inquiry into special interest groups

4. Watch 'The War Room' documentary and take notes on the strategies used to influence the election. Use this to build into class discussion about political advertising in Australia.

5. Double entry journal and reading comprehension skills task

6. Group Brainstorm: work as a group to create a brainstorm on why special interest groups exist and how they work. Use this to support next task.

7. Think Pair Share: present to class on the significance of independents in shaping recent policy

8. Leadership activity using different methods of choosing a leader

9. Create a flow diagram on the electoral process from the calling of an election to the swearing in of the new government.

10. Jigsaw Activity: Use fact sheets to create timelines of Australian political parties

11. Four Corners Activity with allocated positions for class debate

12. Formative Assessment: Mock Parliament

13. Outline the electoral process and cycle including key constitutional rules and the role of the Governor General.

14. Discuss the role of public debate in shaping opinion and impacting electoral outcomes within the democratic process.

15. Explore the rules surrounding political advertising and the impact that it has on the electoral process.

16. Explain the process behind opinion polling and critique opinion polls methods and accuracy to assess their usefulness for predicting elections.

17. Explain what a special interest group is, discuss the motives behind special interest groups, the ways in which they can advance their point of view in the democratic system

18. Investigate the ways in which special interest groups can influence the democratic process by interacting with political parties, independents, media and public debate and advertising.

19. Identify the difference between roles internal to political parties and roles within parliament with an emphasis on understanding how the two are connected

20. Critique the role of independents within the parliamentary system and the effectiveness of the cross bench as an organ of oversight in the parliament

21. Discuss the significance of political parties in the formation of government and opposition and how this shapes Australia's system of governance.

22. Explore the history of Australia's political parties and connect to Australia's current political landscape.

23. Explain the key features of Australia's parliamentary system and its roots in British and American political history

24. Define the key elements of democratic systems of government and contrast with characteristics of non-democratic alternatives.

25. 6. How do the roles within in political parties influence the shape of parliament?

26. 2. Why do we say Australia is a Wash-minster system?

27. 5. What is the role of independents in the parliamentary system and the function of the cross bench in parliament?

28. 4. Why are political parties important in the electoral system?

29. 3. Who are the Australian political parties?

30. 1. What is a democracy?

31. 12. Investigating interest driven change

32. 11. How can special interest groups influence the electoral system?

33. 10. What are the rules surrounding political advertising at election time and why do they exist?

34. 9. How can we use opinion polls to understand and predict elections?

35. 8. How does public debate in the media impact elections?

36. 7. How do elections work?

37. ACHCK075 The role of political parties and independent representatives in Australia's system of government, including the formation of governments.

38. ACHCK076 How citizens' political choices are shaped , including the influence of the media

39. Inquiry Question

40. Objectives

41. Inquiry Question

42. Objectives

43. Activity

44. Activity