1.Watch the video
2.Discuss in groups of 3/4
3.Devise 5 points about Democracy to add to our Padlet below.
Watch the video (individually) and work in PAIRS to answer the questions below.
All answers should be full sentence answers, and for the reason you do not need to write out each question. Your answer should make sense without reading the question (eg Question: What is the first month of the year? Answer: The first month of the year is January.).
Australian Democracy Part 1
1. What is democracy?
2. Explain who had the right to vote, and who did not have the right to vote when Britain set up a colony in Australia in 1788.
3. The Aboriginal form of government was based on traditional law. This law is a part of ‘The Dreaming’. Which parts of Aboriginal life did traditional law include? (1.30)
4. In traditional Aboriginal law, the leaders were not elected. Who was in charge of making sure the law was followed and passing it onto others?
5. After the federation of Australia, what were three responsibilities of the new Federal government? (4.28)
6. When did Western Australia vote to become a part of the Federation of Australia?
Acknowledgment: This activity has been adapted from activities in the following resources: Right Here, Rights Now, Teaching Citizenship through Human Rights, UK Ministry of Justice and British Institute of Human Rights, p.25; and Magna Carta for Schools - Key stage 2, The Magna Carta Project, p.5.