The content in the civics and citizenship sub-strand provides opportunities for students to develop understanding about government and democracy, laws and citizens and citizenship, diversity and identity. The year provides a study of Australiaâs constitution and how its features shape Australiaâs democracy (government and democracy) and how Australiaâs legal system aims to provide justice (laws and citizens). Students explore diversity within Australian society, how groups express their identities and the role of shared values in promoting social cohesion (citizenship, diversity and identity).
How is Australiaâs system of democratic government shaped by the Constitution?
What principles of justice help to protect the individualâs rights to justice in Australiaâs system of law?
How is Australia a diverse society and what factors contribute to a cohesive society?