Levels of Government | Fun Australian Government Activity!

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Breaking up content-heavy lessons with hands-on activities that engage is important to help increase student concentration and maximise the learning that occurs. Here in Australia, Year 6 teachers are presented with this exact challenge when seeking out Australian government activities for students. Never fear! Our team of creative and experienced teachers are working hard to make it easy for you.

Introducing, the Levels of Australian Government Triarama.

Australias Three Levels of Gov (720)

After learning about the roles and responsibilities of Australia’s federalstate and local governments, students create a triarama to show six of the major roles and responsibilities for each of the three levels of Australian government.

This task requires students to record six roles and responsibilities for each level of government on the blue (federal), orange (state), and local (green) circles. You may like to display the three levels of Australian government fact sheets to support students in identifying these roles and responsibilities.

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Australia's Three Levels of Government - Triarama Activity

A fun activity for students to display their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of Australia's three levels of government.

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Responsibilities Of Australian Federal Government

4 posters outlining the roles and responsibilities of the Australian Federal Government.

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Responsibilities of Australian State Governments

4 posters outlining the roles and responsibilities of Australian State Governments.

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Responsibilities Of Australian Local Governments

4 posters outlining the roles and responsibilities of the Local Governments in Australia.

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Levels of Australian Government Triarama

Making the Triarama

Students may work individually or in pairs to create their Triarama and will need the following materials:

  • “Australia’s Three Levels of Government Triarama template”
  • 4 pieces of square craft paper
  • 1 straw
  • Colouring pens or pencils
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Once their research and recording is complete, students colour in the cut-out template. Then fold, cut and glue together their triarama as shown in the video below:

How to Make A Three Levels of Australian Government Triarama

 

When their model is complete, students cut and glue each of the template pieces onto each side of the triarama to create:

  • a title page side
  • a federal government side
  • a state government side
  • a local government side.

To finish it off, use a straw to create an Australian flag and insert the flag through the centre of the triarama.

Triarama

There you have it! A practical Australian government activity for students to help increase student engagement and reinforce concepts taught in Year 6 Civics and Government.


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  • KAREN KEDDIE
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    My kids absolutely loved this activity. We ended up putting the Australian flag on a bamboo sate stick and inserting it at the apex of the triaramas.

    • Paul (Teach Starter)
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      Thanks for your lovely feedback, Karen! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know your thoughts!

  • Emma
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    This is cool!

    • Paul (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Emma, We're glad you like it! Thanks for you feedback!

  • allym534
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    The kids are loving this!!!

    • Royce (Teach Starter)
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      Hey Allym, thank you for taking the time to share your lovely feedback.

  • Taryna Wawn
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    Great activity. Thanks for creating it Cassie. I'll definitely be including this in our Govt Unit.

    • Kristian
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      Thank you for your lovely comment. I am so glad you are enjoying our resources.

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