Learn it NOW!
On this page you’ll find a variety of quick learning activities for your students. Want something for them to watch or view? Want something for them to do or explore at their own pace? Watch this space as we add more content to this page that will help you save the day with your lesson planning.
Digital Snapshots Series
View our Digital Snapshots Series to learn more about the people that worked at Old Parliament House, the building itself and our objects collection. Then challenge your students to complete the activity set at the end of each snapshot.
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Look to our Democracy Dash pdfs to find a range of hyperlinked activities and tasks related to a theme. Great for students to explore content at their own pace.
- Democracy 101
- Truth, Power and a Free Press
- Women's Rights
- Indigenous Australians
- Sustainable Change Makers
There will be new documents added here each term – so check in with us regularly to see what’s new!
Civics in Pictures
Picture books are a great way to explore Civics and Citizenship ideas and concepts with students.
Stay tuned for a growing list of exciting activities to support you in the classroom!
Welcome to Country
Senior elder of the Wurundjeri people, Aunty Joy Murphy welcomes us to Country with a Wurundjeri wominjeka (welcome).
Through storytelling, and illustrations by Trawlwoolway artist Lisa Kennedy, readers are invited to explore welcoming ceremonies and their significance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
Your Planet Needs You
Written and illustrated by Phillip Bunting
Phillip Bunting's Your Planet Needs You is a great introduction to thinking about the environment, and actions we can take to live more sustainably. Use this text as a hook into a sustainability unit, through an activity intended to spark curiosity, inquiry and self-directed learning.
Vote 4 Me
Written by Krys Saclier
Illustrated by Cathy Wilcox
Vote 4 Me explores preferential voting through a school student election.
Use this engaging text as a basis for incorporating student voice and agency into the development of a list of class rights and responsibilities.
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Call to action activities
As part of a Twitter series we created regular content around unpacking political cartoons and low tech classroom ideas. Each image is supported by a Call to Action question or activity idea to create a quick lesson starter.