It can be tricky for children to understand the concept of democracy. In order to explore the experiences of Australian democracy as outlined in the Australian Curriculum (ACHASSK135) students must first understand what democracy is. This activity is designed to help students to compare scenarios and sort them in to democratic and non-democratic categories. Students are also required to think of their own democratic and non-democratic scenarios to record. This is a great way to check understanding and generate discussion on systems of government, what life is like for people who live in non-democratic countries and to explore how they compare to life in Australia as a democratic nation. Once students have this understanding they are able to relate to the experiences of Australian democracy for Indigenous Australians, migrants and women.
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