Write a description of what you think democracy is.
Share with your group.
As a group create a ‘best composite answer’ for what democracy is by taking the best bits from your group members descriptions.
Democracy in our Everyday Lives
For each of the following environments come up with 2 examples of how you or your partner have applied democratic values.
Democracy at home: Example 1: Example 2:
Democracy in our classroom: Example 1: Example 2:
Democracy at our school: Example 1: Example 2:
What is voting? Why is voting important? Who can vote in Australian federal elections? How old do you have to be in Australia to vote? Is voting compulsory?
Values of Democracy
Vocabulary values, freedom, equality, fairness and justice
TASK 1: Research the key values underpinning Australia’s democracy. Make detailed notes on these values, focusing specifically on how they underpin Australia’s democracy and some examples. Use appropriate methods to record information. 2. Record the source of the information as you take notes.
TASK 2: Choose one key value underpinning Australia’s democracy to represent in your poster. 1. Represent this value in your poster, using the thinking routine of Colour/Symbol/Image. 2. Consider the Colour/Symbol/Image you chose and how the poster represents the value you have chosen.
At the bottom of the poster, explain the reasons why you chose to represent the value in the way you did, and how it relates to Australia’s democracy. You may use examples in your explanation.