Democracy, Media and Me
Join the MoAD Learning team from your own classroom as they facilitate a digital excursion program called Democracy, Media and Me.
Learn how your students can be active citizens and inspire them to consider how they can make a difference in society.
This program is suitable for students in classrooms, hospital schools and distance education settings. The program:
- visits special places in the building
- brings historical events and people to life
- analyses primary and secondary sources
- involves students in group activities and quizzes
- explores student’s rights and responsibilities in our democracy
- provides pre and post activities for students and teachers
Information packs for each educational setting can be downloaded below:
- Promotional flyer ( PDF, 379KB)
- Mainstream classroom information pack (PDF, 790KB)
- Hospital school information pack (PDF, 722KB)
- Distance education information pack (PDF, 695KB)
Pre and post activities for classroom use
- Going back in time - A History of Old Parliament House (PDF, 517KB)
- Crossword - A History of Old Parliament House (PDF,514KB)
- Crossword (Answers) - A History of Old Parliament House (PDF, 517KB)
- MoAD Location (PDF, 279KB)
- Play our Kahoot - Democracy Media and Me (PDF, 256KB)
- Student Glossary (PDF, 276KB)
- Want More - Extension Activities (PDF, 138KB)
- Some additional resources/sites of interest (PDF, 86KB)
What technology is needed?
All you need is a free application downloaded on ONE iPAD (similar device) which is connected to an interactive whiteboard/similar display set up in your classroom. We will send you information on how to prepare for the program at the time of booking.
This program is free.
This program is currently being offered on:
Tuesdays and Thursdays at: 10am, 11.30am and 1.30pm (AEDT)
Note – With advance notice flexibility for different time zones, or timetabling issues can be made - please contact us if another time is required.
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*Australian Curriculum V8.3 – Curriculum Learning Areas
- The key values that underpin Australia’s democracy (ACHASSK115)
- How people with shared beliefs and values work together to achieve a civic goal (ACHASSK118)
- The key institutions of Australia’s democratic system of government and how it is based on the Westminster system (ACHASSK143 )
- The responsibilities of electors and representatives in Australia’s democracy (ACHASSK145)
- The roles and responsibilities of Australia’s three levels of government (ACHASSK144 )
- The shared values of Australian citizenship and the formal rights and responsibilities of Australian citizens (ACHASSK147)
Civics and citizenship
- The key features of government under the Australian Constitution with a focus on: the separation of powers, the roles of the Executive, the Houses of Parliament, and the division of powers (ACHCK048)
- The freedoms that enable active participation in Australia’s democracy within the bounds of law, including freedom of speech, association, assembly, religion and movement (ACHCK061)
- How citizens can participate in Australia’s democracy, including use of the electoral system, contact with their elected representatives, use of lobby groups, and direct action (ACHCK062)
- How laws are made in Australia through parliaments (statutory law) and through the courts (common law) (ACHCK063 )