Using This Resource

Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this module may contain images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. 

This resource is aligned with the Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship for Year 8 students. It adopts an inquiry-based learning approach that develops a student’s understanding of Australians’ rights, freedoms and opportunities to participate in Australia’s democracy. This resource highlights sources from the National Library of Australia’s collection. A main research tool for this module was NLA Publishing’s Clive Hamilton’s What Do We Want? The Story of Protest in Australia (NLA Publishing, 2016). 

The resource gives teachers flexibility and develops students’ skills by exploring how to effectively interpret, analyse and evaluate issues through a range of activities.