History, Law & Democracy

History, Law & Democracy


How were Australia's legal and parliamentary systems developed? And what does the Magna Carta have to do with it?!

Use the History, Law & Democracy Resource Bundle to ease your students in to their study of Australia's parliament by looking at some of the weirdest laws in the country that we derive our parliamentary system from: England!

Australian Curriculum Link: ACHASSK143 ACDSEH091

This resource is delivered as a 14 page PDF in A4 size.

So, what's included?

✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it!

✓ Engaging & entertaining 700-word article entitled History at teh Bar & Why it Counts in Court targeted at readers in Years 6 to 9.

✓ Glossary of unfamiliar terms found in the above article to build understanding and vocabulary.

✓ Pre- and Post- reading quiz to assess reading comprehension.

✓ Democratic Snap game to help students learn the meanings of key terms.

✓ Magna Carta information article.

✓ Australia's Constitution cloze activity.

✓ Comparing governments activity asks students to compare and contrast the governments of Australia, America and Britain.

✓ The Separation of Powers information

Purchase Issue 15 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag.

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