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Years 4 to 6 - Democracy


Years 4 to 6

6 sections  









Elections in Tasmania


Electing 2 Houses of Parliament

A great infographic about electing the 2 houses of Parliament in Tasmania.



Who Represents You?

Use this simple search tool to learn who currently represents you at each level of government.









Voting

 



'Ballot of Power'

Watch this animation about postal voting in Tasmanian local government elections.


Take a Vote, Make it Fair



Take a Vote, Democracy



BTN story 'Preferential Voting'

This story aired in the lead-up to the 2013 Federal Election.







3 Levels of Government

 



'Who Decides?' game

Interactive game created by the Victorian Electoral Commission.

Note - Victoria separates responsibilities a little differently to Tasmania.



'Snapshots of Parliament Video'

A short animated overview of the 3 levels of government in Australia, courtesy of the  Parliamentary Education Office, Canberra.








Active Citizenship

 



'Save our Bridge' game

(use your Scootle Login)


'Improve our Town' game

(use your Scootle Login)








Resources for

 Teachers



3 Levels of Government

Who Decides

Clickable quiz that looks at many aspects of our daily lives & tests students' knowledge of which tier of government is responsible.

Australian Government

Democracy Rules the Quest - 1

Interactive keyboard controlled quiz which test students' knowledge on a wide range of aspects of Australian democracy. Part of the Discovering Democracy resource.

Counting Your Vote

Animated explanation of the Australian Parliament & electorates - demonstrates contrast between the physical size & the population of electorates.
Demonstrates a variety of voting systems, eg secret ballot & preferential voting.
Includes a quiz and short overview of the houses of parliament.

Australian Systems of Government

Fact sheet outlining Australia’s system of government.

Governor General

BTN story explaining the powers of the Governor General.

Learning and Teaching suggestion - Research the powers of Tasmania's Governor. Investigate the possibility of conducting an interview & creating a mock television news story, along the same lines.
This story aired in 2008, shortly after Quentin Bryce became Australia's Governor General.

Local Government

LGAT

Tasmanian Local Government Association page containing useful background information.

Voting Processes

Voting Challenge – What Do You Know?

Short quiz about general voting principles – a Discovering Democracy resource.

Fact Sheet outlining Voting systems at a Federal level.

Learning and Teaching suggestion - An informative backgrounder for teachers.

Active Citizenship

Save our Bridge: Arguments

Detailed interactive activity based around the issue of a new bridge in a local town.  Uses sound recordings, visual cues & written text. Requires students to interact, analyse, record information & make recommendations. The Learning Federation ID No L9973 (use your Scootle login to access)

Learning and Teaching suggestion - Designed as an assessment piece. Demonstrates a way to collect 1st hand data & opinions and present information, as well as a simplified illustration of a process local authorities might use to gauge public opinion. (Incorrect responses are met with guidance & a chance to try again.)

Improve our Town: Arguments

Detailed interactive activity based around the issue of building a mall or a carpark in a local town. Uses sound recording, visual cues and written text. Requires students to interact, analyse, record information and make recommendations. The Learning Federation ID No L9974 (use your Scootle login to access)

Learning and Teaching suggestion - Designed as an assessment piece. Demonstrates a way to collect 1st hand data & opinions and present information, as well as a simplified illustration of a process local authorities might use to gauge public opinion. (Incorrect responses are met with guidance & a chance to try again.)


This content is intended for educational purposes only and should not be relied upon for any other purpose.




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