Using This Resource

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this resource contains a range of material which may be considered culturally sensitive, including the records of people who have passed away.

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.
 

Curriculum Links
Introductory Activities
Freedoms and Rights
Dissent in Society
Direct Action
Be Informed, Get Involved: Participating in Australia’s Democracy
Concluding Activities