Voting is the core of our democracy, yet the United States ranks toward the bottom of all democracies in the number of citizens who actually vote. Get 4 terrific voting videos to add to your government unit and motivate your students. They may even be able to motivate their parents to vote!
Australian Picture Books: You and Me: Our Place. I love it because it depicts a clear picture, to young readers, about how part of the aboriginal culture and Australian culture is now, not in the past.
Online game "Branch-O-Mania" - Third Grade Civic/Government Understanding. [Standard: SS3CG1 - The student will explain the importance of the basic principles that provide the foundation of a republican form of government. B. Three branches in each.] This is an educational game for students to practice what they have learned about branches of the government.
What year did the British colonies unite into a federation of states called the Commonwealth of Australia? Who conducts federal elections and maintains the Commonwealth electoral roll? Who is Australia’s Head of State? Your students will enjoy knowing the answers to interesting questions with this 52 Scavenger Hunt Facts pack on Australia’s Government and Law. http://designedbyteachers.com.au/marketplace/australia-government-and-law-scavenger-hunt/
If you're looking for a great resource to learn about Australia, here's an awesome one that you can download for FREE from the Australian embassy website. "Tell Me About Australia" is available in a 48 page pdf file. This resource for school children K-8, includes facts on geography, unique wildlife & the environment, history, aboriginal culture & natural wonders, government, education & sports.:
HASS Assessment & Planning Tool Bundles - F-Y6. Includes: Achievement Standard & Content Descriptor checklists for Whole Class & Individual Students. Also Curriculum Notes Available from A Plus Teaching Resources for F-Y6
Australian Curriculum Achievement Standard & Curriculum Tracker -K-PP ENGLISH
Watch Three levels of Government in a popup window. Australia is a big country, and running it is a big job! That's why we have three levels of law-making – sometimes called the three levels of government – that work together to serve Australia. Federal, State and Local Govenmnent