It's My Right, Isn't It?
Join the MoAD Learning team from your own classroom as they facilitate a digital excursion program called It’s My Right, Isn’t It?
This program explores the rights of freedom of speech, assembly and association through the lens of historical events, and asks students to consider how they can use these rights to be active and engaged citizens in our democracy.
This program is suitable for students in classrooms, hospital schools and distance education settings. Be in touch to discuss how we can connect with you.
- visits special places in the building, such as the Cabinet Room and the Prime Ministers suite
- 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
Detailed information about the program, including curriculum links, can be downloaded below:
- Promotional flyer [ PDF, 379KB]
- Program information pack and curriculum links [PDF,259KB]
- Set-Up Instructions, information and speeches pack - Teachers (PDF, 1MB)
- Set-Up Instructions, information and speeches pack - Parents (PDF, 711KB)
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 - It's My Right, Isn't it? [PDF, 98KB]
- Creating change [PDF, 396KB]
- Want more - additional activities [PDF, 206KB]
- Additional resources [PDF, 601KB]
What technology is needed?
Connecting for a program while at school?
All you need is the free Zoom application downloaded on ONE iPad (or similar device) which is connected to an interactive whiteboard/similar display set up in your classroom. We then send the organizing teacher a meeting number.
Connecting with students while they are at home?
Students download the free Zoom application to their chosen device (eg iPad, smart phone) and we send the teacher contact a meeting number to send to their students – so their class can connect with us for the booked facilitated program with their teacher.
This program is free.
Terms and Conditions (PDF, 72KB)
To book your next digital excursion with MoAD, follow the link below through to the Book Canberra Excursions website!
Do you have a student who can't join us for the live program with their classmates? Do you need a flexible delivery option? Complete this form to obtain a pre-recorded version of the excursion.
*Australian Curriculum V8.3 – Curriculum Learning Areas
Civics and citizenship
Year 8 - Government and democracy
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)
- explaining how each freedom supports active participation in Australia’s democracy
- discussing how and why ‘the bounds of law’ can limit these freedoms
- considering the circumstances that can lead to dissent in a democracy
- debating how to manage situations when rights and freedoms are in conflict (for example, whether it should be a matter for parliaments or judges to resolve)
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)
- comparing the effectiveness of different forms of participation in Australia’s democracy
- exploring how elected representatives can advocate on behalf of citizens
- investigating examples where citizens have taken direct action such as organising a public demonstration or social media campaign
- analysing how opinion polls are conducted and the ways they are used in democratic debate
- exploring the different ways that citizens can participate in and support Australia’s democracy through their working lives, such as by serving in the armed services or as a reservist, teaching, representing Australia abroad as a diplomat or aid worker, or joining the police service or the public service
Year 9 - Government and democracy
The role of political parties and independent representatives in Australia’s system of government, including the formation of governments (ACHCK075)
- investigating how the contemporary party system operates in Australia’s liberal democracy and how governments are formed in parliament
- discussing the meaning of key concepts such as parliamentary majority, the opposition, hung parliament, minority government
- exploring the role of the Senate and state upper Houses, and the balance of power in these Houses
How citizens’ political choices are shaped, including the influence of the media (ACHCK076)
- discussing how social media is used to influence people’s understanding of issues
The process through which government policy is shaped and developed, including the role of Prime Minister and Cabinet (ACHCK103)
- investigating the development and implementation of policy and the role of the public service in Australia, including the role of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in proposing policy and the role of parliament in debating it
Year 10 - Government and democracy
The key features and values of Australia’s system of government compared with at least ONE other system of government in the Asia region (ACHCK090)
- categorising the key features of Australia’s system of government (for example, democratic elections and the separation of powers) and comparing and contrasting these to the key features found in another country in the Asia region, such as Japan, India or Indonesia
The Australian Government’s role and responsibilities at a global level, for example provision of foreign aid, peacekeeping, participation in international organisations and the United Nations (ACHCK091)
investigating Australia’s involvement with the United Nations (for example, representation in the organisation and adherence to conventions and declarations that Australia has ratified)
Year 10 –World War II (1939-45)
The impact of World War II, with a particular emphasis on the Australian home front, including the changing roles of women and use of wartime government controls (conscription, manpower controls, rationing and censorship) (ACDSEH109)
Analyse how the text structures and language features of persuasive texts, including media texts, vary according to the medium and mode of communication (ACELA1543)
Listen to spoken texts constructed for different purposes, for example to entertain and to persuade, and analyse how language features of these texts position listeners to respond in particular ways (ACELY1740)
Understand how language use can have inclusive and exclusive social effects, and can empower or disempower people (ACELA1564)