Elections in Australia Bundle (Democracy and Me)

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Covering the elements of Australian election systems, this bundle includes a mini-unit, 2 word walls, scaffolded research tasks, a poster set and resources to run your own preferential election. It allows for a comprehensive look at how Australians vote and allows students to research, discuss and form opinions on the electoral system of Australia.

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Elections in Australia Mini Unit
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Looking at the Australian electoral systems, this government mini-unit covers secret ballots, compulsory voting and preferential voting as well as election days. Students read informational texts before discussing, researching and formulating views. The unit includes a research task with students asked to complete an interactive resource on elections in Australia.

✫ 1 Unit Task Sheet with Reflection Questions
✫ 4 Information Sheets
✫ Worksheets
✫ Task and Research Cards
✫ A Task Organizer
A Marking Rubric

Elections in Australia: Poster Set
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Focusing on Australian voting systems and experiences, these posters can complement a number of civics and country social studies units and can be used in a range of classroom situations.

Poster topics include:

✫ Secret Ballot
✫ Compulsory Voting
✫ Compulsory Voting: For or Against
✫ Preferential Voting
✫ Election Day in Australia

Teaching notes are included in the resource.

Elections in Australia - Research Tasks
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Students examine Australian voting systems, historical elections and elements of election campaigns through scaffolded research tasks. Every task comes with a collection of questions, guiding students as they begin their research. Additionally, the tasks are available as cards. A brainstorming sheet, note taking sheet and reflection sheet are also included along with a marking rubric and teacher notes.

This resource includes:

✫ A Steps of Research information sheet
✫ 9 research task sheets with guiding questions
✫ 9 foldable research task cards
✫ A key word and phrase brainstorming sheet
✫ A note taking organizer
✫ A reflection sheet
✫ A marking rubric/criteria sheet
✫ Teacher notes

Elections in Australia - Word Wall
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Word Wall cards allow students to reinforce vocabulary building either as a display or through different activities. This government and civics resource includes 20 cards covering the basics of elections in Australia as well as a glossary and a vocabulary definition organizer.

Cards include:
✫ Secret Ballot
✫ Compulsory Voting
✫ Preferential Voting
✫ Election Day
✫ Elections
✫ Ballot Paper
✫ Ballot Boxes
✫ 'Open Voting'
✫ Bribery
✫ Candidates
✫ Responsibility
✫ Citizenship
✫ Postal Voting
✫ Pre-Polling
✫ Polling Places
✫ Political Parties
✫ First Preferences
✫ Primary Votes
✫ How-to-Vote Cards

Run an Election - Preferential Voting
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With this resource, students choose an election topic, advertise for their candidate, vote and count the votes using the Australian preferential voting system. Students learn about advertising, ballot draws and vote counting, applying their knowledge in situations which mirror real life.

This resource includes

✫ Fact sheets about different elements of an election
✫ Organisers to allow students to plan campaigns and elections
✫ Posters for 'voting day’
A marking grid

Preferential Voting Word Wall
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For students examining voting in Australia or other uses of preferential voting, this resource provides visual aids which can be used as part of a classroom display or in classroom activities.

Words in this resource include:

✫ Advertising
✫ Social Media
✫ Preferential voting
✫ Policy
✫ Slogan
✫ Endorse
✫ Ballot Draw
✫ Donkey Vote
✫ Preference Deal
✫ How-to-Vote Cards
✫ Electoral Roll
✫ Invalid Vote
✫ Scrutineers
✫ Tally sheet
✫ Absolute Majority
✫ Elected

Also included:

✫ Glossary
✫ Definition activity
✫ Vocabulary connection activity (and answer key)
Teaching notes

This resource contains two versions, one with US Spelling in Letter format, one with UK/Australian spelling in A4 format. Both versions are PDF files, 112 pages long.
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Elections in Australia Bundle (Democracy and Me)
Elections in Australia Bundle (Democracy and Me)
Elections in Australia Bundle (Democracy and Me)
Elections in Australia Bundle (Democracy and Me)