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‘AUSTRALIAN DEMOCRACY’ (Grades 3-8) is a curriculum-aligned song that helps students to understand the meaning of democracy and to develop an appreciation for those who fought for rights and freedoms we enjoy today.
This song-based package download contains materials that integrate learning across key areas of school curriculum.
• Mp3 Vocal Track
• PDF Lyrics
• PDF Suggested Literacy Activities
Everyone enjoys the freedom we have living in our land,
And we’re grateful to all those who had to fight;
Making sure our lives were better than they were in times gone by,
For they won for us our democratic rights!
There are many ways to govern every country must decide,
In Australia, by democracy, we’re ruled;
So the major vote determines those elected and who might
Represent the people’s vision and their views.
Democracy is the government
Of the people, by the people, for the people.
Use your voice, use your voice, use your voice.
©Lyrics: Nuala O'Hanlon, B.Ed; Cert Teaching
Music: Kathryn Radloff, B.A. (Hons) Psych.
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*COPYRIGHT: ©LYRICS: Nuala O’Hanlon / MUSIC: Kathryn Radloff: KEYSTONE CREATIONS ~ Educational Songs. All rights reserved. This song and accompanying package are for the use of the purchaser / purchasing school only. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital (except within purchasing school), without permission in writing from the copyright owner.