Gummy Bear Government is a fun little activity to hold in the classroom. By using different coloured gummy bears (and prior knowledge in previous lessons), students can represent the different forms of government found across the world. This allows students to have a clearer understanding of how democracy works globally and how global democracies compare to Australia's (Reynolds, 2014). Through this, students can appreciate Australian democracy and their involvement in their own communities.
Debates: Law-making: House of Representatives Outcomes By participating in this role-play, students will: Choose the bill using one of the following options: • Brainstorm ideas with the class. • Select a topic to meet the requirements of a curriculum area. • Identify a local issue that needs fixing. • Use a bill and script set provided in the Toolkit.
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
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.