Civics and Citizenship Day: Free Primary & Secondary Teacher Professional DevelopmentEvent
7 August 2019 8:30am - 4:00pm (various locations)
Join the Education teams from MoAD, HCA, PEO and the AEC for a whole day of Teacher Identified Professional Development.
Gather resources and learn ways to embed Civics and Citizenship in your classroom.
These workshops are all aligned to the Australian Curriculum.
A map identifying the venues and the location of all day parking is available here.
Bookings are now open.
Download the event flyer which contains the program and timings to learn more.
Keynote speaker: Anthony Hill, author of many historical novels for students including Soldier Boy, the Burnt Stick and Young Digger.
What is democracy? Is it in crisis? Why is it important that we’re engaged and active citizens in our society? Our MoAD workshop explores Democracy 101 and will provide you with a variety of classroom resources to educate your students about our democracy, their rights, freedoms and responsibilities and ways to inspire them to find their voice so they can contribute to positive change and help maintain a healthy democracy.
The High Court of Australia is the highest court in the Australian judicial system. Established by the Constitution, the Court hears and determines constitutional disputes, as well as appeals from federal, state and territory courts in all areas of law. This program has been designed to introduce teachers to the role of the High Court in upholding Australia’s democracy and the rule of law in Australia. Resources for teachers to use with students will also be available.
Parliamentary Education Office at Australian Parliament House
Visit the Chambers, unpack the work of the current Parliament and participate in a range of interactive teaching activities that will make your civics and citizenship lessons dynamic, relevant and memorable. You’ll leave with a range of practical teaching ideas that will help your students understand democratic decision making, the three levels of government and some of the mysteries of the Australian Constitution!
Australian Electoral Commission
Making decisions is a life skill. Voting is decision making. In the classroom voting can be used very effectively and often as a decision making tool.
In this interactive workshop participants will explore how to use the voting process to empower students to make decisions while equipping them with a valuable citizenship skill. There will be discussion of a variety of strategies and ideas for teaching electoral education as relevant to Australian Curriculum in Civics and Citizenship. A comprehensive teaching resource will be provided to all workshop participants along with classroom election materials.
- Please ensure you bring your ticket with you for checking in on the day.
- The MoAD part of the program will be in the House of Representatives Chamber– no large bags, pens, food or drink are permitted due to heritage requirements.
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