All in Civics and Citizenship

Behind The Lines: Questioning Cartoons

Behind The Lines: Questioning Cartoons

Explore curated collections of political cartoons organised by theme.

Creating hero images

Creating hero images

Support students to design their own hero image

Bush Turkey

Bush Turkey

Support students to create shared learning spaces.

Civic Engagement with Kate and Jol Temple

Civic Engagement with Kate and Jol Temple

Use this matrix with Kate and Jol Temple's books to empower student voice and agency in the classroom.

Empowering Classrooms – Start the New Year Inspired

Empowering Classrooms – Start the New Year Inspired

Start the school year feeling inspired and ready to empower voice and choice in your classroom.

Illustrated guide to how referendums work

Illustrated guide to how referendums work

Discover how referendums work with this graphic story by cartoonist David Conley.

How is a referendum created?

How is a referendum created?

Take students through the process of a referendum, from how the question is written to voting day.

The Australian Constitution

The Australian Constitution

An illustrated guide to The Australian Constitution by cartoonist David Conley.

Kindness with Sue Hindle

Kindness with Sue Hindle

Support students to spread kindness and look after their own wellbeing.

Worst week ever

Worst week ever

Media literacy activities with Matt Cosgrove and Eva Amores.

Stella Young

Stella Young

Learn about Stella Young, writer, comedian, television presenter and disability advocate.

Nyadol Nyuon

Nyadol Nyuon

Learn about Nyadol Nyuon, advocate for refugee and migrant communities in Australia.

Georgie Stone and Rebekah Robertson

Georgie Stone and Rebekah Robertson

Learn about Georgie Stone and Rebekah Robertson, advocates for the rights of trans people.

Listen

Listen

Explore how we can be more inclusive.

How do referendums work?

How do referendums work?

Learn how a change is made to the Constitution through a double majority vote.

What's a referendum?

What's a referendum?

Learn what the Constitution is, what a referendum is and the issues Australians have voted on in the past.

What is a referendum and how do they work?

What is a referendum and how do they work?

Learn about referendums and how they work.

When grandma burnt her bra

When grandma burnt her bra

This activity is designed to support students’ understanding of equality and the issues people face.

Civic engagement with Krys Saclier

Civic engagement with Krys Saclier

Use this matrix to support students as they consider how they can participate and contribute.

Civic engagement with Matt Cosgrove

Civic engagement with Matt Cosgrove

Use this matrix to support students to consider how they can be the best version of themselves.

Civic engagement with Andy Geppert

Civic engagement with Andy Geppert

Use this matrix with Andy Geppert's picture books to explore decision making and celebrating difference.

Democracy Express

Democracy Express

30 minute sessions with practical resources for leadership, civics and citizenship and media literacy.

Celebrate kindness

Celebrate kindness

Use this resource to encourage kind actions that create positive change. 

Random acts of leadership

Random acts of leadership

Support students to take leadership actions, record their findings and make a difference in their community.

News champions

News champions

Students share their opinions on media and the news.

Media literacy framework

Media literacy framework

This poster identifies key concepts, competencies and knowledge indicators for media literacy.

Create a digital citizenship mascot

Create a digital citizenship mascot

Design a mascot promoting positive ways to connect online.

Social media check-in

Social media check-in

Use this resource to begin a discussion about social media use, safety and balance.

The PM's daughter – teaching toolkit

The PM's daughter – teaching toolkit

Through this series, support students to learn about power, media and citizenship.

Media literacy thinking hats

Media literacy thinking hats

Analyse how each type of media works – why it was made, who for, and how to read and understand it.

Exploring media literacy

Exploring media literacy

Introduce students to the importance of being media literate citizens.

Sustainable changemakers – lunchbox citizens

Sustainable changemakers – lunchbox citizens

Understand plastic waste as an issue, discuss sustainability and empower student voice and agency.

Draw a caricature

Draw a caricature

Caricatures can inspire conversations and draw attention to important issues in a creative way.

Political cartoons in the classroom

Political cartoons in the classroom

A comprehensive guide to the history, context and analysis of political cartoons.

Protest music

Protest music

Explore the power and role of music in the history of protest.

Media and meaning making

Media and meaning making

Develop media literacy and critical thinking skills.

Digital savvy citizens

Digital savvy citizens

Activities to empower media literate citizens.

Make a difference

Make a difference

Creative activity ideas for young people to support those around them.

Create, celebrate and connect

Create, celebrate and connect

Engaging activity ideas to support young people connect with those around them.

Help your hive thrive

Help your hive thrive

How can we better support local bees?

My voice counts

My voice counts

Ways to stay informed and participate in the election process without voting.

Indigenous rights and freedoms – an experience of democracy

Indigenous rights and freedoms – an experience of democracy

Tells the stories of Old Parliament House from a First Nations perspective.

The printing press at Old Parliament House

The printing press at Old Parliament House

Learn about the importance of technology in our democracy.

Active voice

Active voice

Explore ways to actively participate in democracy.

The safe at Old Parliament House

The safe at Old Parliament House

See the hidden safe at Old Parliament House and hear a story about someone who once got stuck in there.

The Press Gallery at Old Parliament House

The Press Gallery at Old Parliament House

Visit the Press Gallery and see the journalists' busy offices. Learn about the role of the media in democracy.

The mace at Old Parliament House

The mace at Old Parliament House

Find out about the mace at Old Parliament House – where it came from, what it symbolises and how it was used.

The ABC broadcasting booth at Old Parliament House

The ABC broadcasting booth at Old Parliament House

Explore the role of media in our democracy.

10 fast facts about Australian democracy

10 fast facts about Australian democracy

An introduction to democracy and why it matters.

Building connections

Building connections

Use before or after a visit to MoAD to explore more of Old Parliament House.

Suffrage – Kahoot! quiz

Suffrage – Kahoot! quiz

Test students' knowledge of suffrage.  

Democratic thinking conversation starters

Democratic thinking conversation starters

Start a conversation about why democracy, good leadership and social justice are important.

Democracy fast facts – Kahoot! quiz

Democracy fast facts – Kahoot! quiz

Test students' knowledge of democracy.

Critically exploring campaigning

Critically exploring campaigning

Critically reflect on the information in political campaign posters.

Democracy poster

Democracy poster

An engaging way to explore democratic concepts with students.

A history of Old Parliament House

A history of Old Parliament House

Discover key events and decisions that were made at Old Parliament House.

Your planet needs you

Your planet needs you

Explore ways to help the environment.

You matter: be your own best friend

You matter: be your own best friend

A practical toolkit of wellbeing activities for young people.

Windows

Windows

Inspire students to think about the future world they want to see.

Who am I?

Who am I?

Invite students to reflect on who they are and who they want to be.

Welcome to Country

Welcome to Country

Explore the concept of welcoming ceremonies and their significance to First Nation communities.

We are Australians

We are Australians

Explore what it means to be an Australian citizen.

Vote 4 me

Vote 4 me

Explores preferential voting through a school student election.

1975 prime minister dismissed – Kahoot! quiz

1975 prime minister dismissed – Kahoot! quiz

How much do you know about the 1975 dismissal?

This small king

This small king

Explore the importance of kindness.

Too much stuff!

Too much stuff!

Explore our desire to collect things.

The journey

The journey

Encourage students to reflect on migration and explore their own family history.

How can kids get involved?

How can kids get involved?

Explores how to connect with your local representatives and what changes you can make to help others.

What happens in parliament?

What happens in parliament?

Find out how laws are created and what happens in Question Time.

The wonder of Winsome

The wonder of Winsome

Explore curiosity and asking questions.

The world awaits

The world awaits

Inspire positivity and collaboration.

Finding our heart

Finding our heart

Learn about First Nations culture, history and traditions.

Great and small

Great and small

Create a world that celebrates our diversity and unique abilities.

Macca the backpacker

Macca the backpacker

Teaches students to reframe negative thoughts.

Naturopolis

Naturopolis

Discover the plants and animals all around us.

Do something for someone else

Do something for someone else

Explore stories of children spreading kindness through small positive actions.

The arrival

The arrival

Help students to build empathy.

Dreaming soldiers

Dreaming soldiers

Consider a First Nations' perspective on the Anzac story.

Camp Canberra

Camp Canberra

Delve into the design of Canberra and explore the role of museums and galleries in a capital city.

Billie

Billie

Draws attention to the human-made problems for marine animals and encourages care for our oceans.

Advance Australia Fair

Advance Australia Fair

Explores Australia's national anthem through beautiful illustrations.

The Petrov Affair WebQuest

The Petrov Affair WebQuest

Students can explore Australia's reaction to the threat of communism in the 1950s.

Billy Hughes at war

Billy Hughes at war

Explore World War I in Australia from conscription to peace negotiations.

Australia's founding documents

Australia's founding documents

See original documents that shaped Australia and our democracy.

Australia's Federation

Australia's Federation

Explore how Australia became a federation.

Margaret Guilfoyle

Margaret Guilfoyle

Learn about the first woman finance minister in Australia.

Joan Child

Joan Child

Hear the story of Joan Child, the first woman Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Enid Lyons

Enid Lyons

Hear the story of Enid Lyons, the first woman member of the House of Representatives.

Dorothy Tangney

Dorothy Tangney

Reflect on the journey of the first woman Australian senator.

Susan Ryan

Susan Ryan

Susan Ryan became part of the political system so that she could help make a fairer world for women.

Oodgeroo Noonuccal

Oodgeroo Noonuccal

Hear the story of Oodgeroo Noonuccal and her work towards First Nations rights and freedoms.

Janine Haines

Janine Haines

Hear the story of the first woman leader of a political party in Australia.

Trailblazing women in our democracy

Trailblazing women in our democracy

Explore the significant contributions of women to our democracy.

Gay Davidson

Gay Davidson

Journalist Gay Davidson was the first woman to head a press bureau in Parliament House.

HansART – Interpreting Hansard records

HansART – Interpreting Hansard records

Explore parliamentary debates from the last 100 years of records.

What do clothes symbolise?

What do clothes symbolise?

What can clothes symbolise and what can they tell us about other times and people?

What's an election?

What's an election?

Explores preferential voting and federal elections.

The PM's daughter

The PM's daughter

Explore what qualities make a good leader and how young people can make positive change.

Ming and Flo

Ming and Flo

Explore significant women in our history.

Sir Edmund Barton and Sir Isaac Isaacs' coatees

Sir Edmund Barton and Sir Isaac Isaacs' coatees

Compare the symbols and kinds of clothing worn by historical figures.

How to be prime minister and survive grade five

How to be prime minister and survive grade five

Explore how a parliament works and how students can participate in democracy.

The Barton coatee

The Barton coatee

Tells the story of the conservation of Sir Edmund Barton's coatee.

We Can Make a Difference

We Can Make a Difference

Students investigate the UN Rights of the Child and active citizenship through this authentic experience.

Searching for Significance

Searching for Significance

This teacher-facilitated program connects students with significant places in the Parliamentary Triangle.

Our Voices, Our Choices

Our Voices, Our Choices

Students engage in deep learning as they explore civic participation in a functioning democracy.

Gough Whitlam: A Prime Minister Dismissed 1975

Gough Whitlam: A Prime Minister Dismissed 1975

Students recreate the drama using authentic speeches in the very place that the dismissal occurred.

Franklin River Workshop

Franklin River Workshop

Students explore conservation issues as they examine objects from both sides of the Franklin River debate.

Democracy, Media and Me

Democracy, Media and Me

Explore the role of media and support students to be empowered, informed digital citizens.

Behind the Lines

Behind the Lines

Students unpack the role of political cartoons, explore techniques and develop their media literacy skills.

Junior Investigators

Junior Investigators

Together we reflect on change and investigate how students can participate and take action.

Why Canberra?

Why Canberra?

Explores how our democracy came about.

Dear Greta

Dear Greta

Explore the power of letter-writing and empower young people as changemakers.

First Nations Rights and Freedoms

First Nations Rights and Freedoms

Hear the stories of significant First Nations Australians who have worked to create democratic change.

You, Me and Sustainability Digital Workshop

You, Me and Sustainability Digital Workshop

Through discussion and real-world examples students consider simple changes to support sustainability.

Drawn Together

Drawn Together

Using political cartoons, students develop their critical thinking and media skills.

Leading Together Digital Workshops

Leading Together Digital Workshops

Through activities, real-world examples and collaboration, students reflect on their leadership qualities.

Empowering Authentic Student Voice and Agency

Empowering Authentic Student Voice and Agency

Learn to support authentic conversations with students and build their capacity to be active citizens.

Media Literacy and Critical Thinking Skills – Political Cartooning

Media Literacy and Critical Thinking Skills – Political Cartooning

Learn how to engage students with our democracy and build their media literacy and critical thinking skills.

Democracy: Our House, Our Voices

Democracy: Our House, Our Voices

Discover traditions, connect with people who made change and consider the important role of young people.

Drawn Together - Explore Referendums

Drawn Together - Explore Referendums

Explore what a referendum is and how they work through cartooning.

Adela Pankhurst

Adela Pankhurst

Learn about Adela Pankhurst’s suffrage activism and her mistakes.

Hazel Craig

Hazel Craig

Hazel Craig served as a secretary for 5 different prime ministers.