Australian Democracy – Senior Secondary Course

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Welcome to ‘Australian Democracy’ a course for Senior Secondary Students.

This course covers both the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of Australian democracy. In this course, we trace the origins of our concepts of freedom, limited government, and the rule of law from ninth century Britain to federation. We look at the constitutional freedoms we do and don’t have and why. We then examine how political parties, parliaments, and the civil service interact to develop law and policy; and how practically citizens can influence government decisions.

This course is relevant to the Australian Curriculum as follows:

Australian Democracy Lesson  No. Topic ACARA Unit Topic
Lesson 3 Our Rights and the Australian Constitution Modern History Senior Secondary Curriculum v8.3– Unit 1 Understanding the Modern World
Lesson 8 Western World Major Trends Geography v8.3– Unit 4 Global Transformations

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