Use the Australian Federation Resource Bundle to take a different approach to teaching Federation: from the assumption that it never happened! Encourage students to think about how their lives would differ, for better or worse.
This site has a wide range of interactive activities for students, with messages through games of the importance of being an active citizen and how it positively impacts their community. Students can explore the page which includes other activities such as, a look through Parliament House, learn about representation and democracy and to Pass the Bill (Reynolds, 2014).
An inquiry based Unit of the Australian Government and how the government system works. Explores what democracy in Australia is, why voting is important and how laws affect the lives of citizens. A great resource to look at and possibly use for teaching a unit of Civics and Citizenship within the classroom.
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