Australia’s System of Government Unit Plan

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Australia’s System of Government Unit Plan

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8 x Lessons

This Civics and Citizenship unit addresses a range of Australian government concepts involving democratic systems, roles and responsibilities of government and the process of making laws.

It consists of 8 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.

 Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

A System of Government

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify reasons why a country needs a system of government.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Different Systems of Government

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify the different types of government systems.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Australia's System of Government

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore Australia's system of government.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Australian Parliament

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand the place and purpose of Australian Parliament.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Running a Country

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify a range of services in the community for which the government is responsible.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Three Levels of Government

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify the roles and responsibilities of each level of the Australian government.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

Australian Laws

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand why we have laws in Australia.

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Lesson 8 60 minutes

The Bill Process

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand the process of passing a bill in Australia.

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Lesson 9 (Assessment) 60 minutes

Systems of Government - Assessment Task

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An inquiry-based assessment task in which students will demonstrate their understanding of government systems.

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NSW Curriculum alignment

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Australian Curriculum alignment


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