Curriculum links – Year 5
The PEO has a range of resources which assist teachers in their delivery of Year 5 Australian Civics and Citizenship Curriculum.
Individual curriculum linked resources
The key values that underpin Australia’s democracy (ACHASSK115)
The Australian Constitution is the set of rules by which Australia is run. It came into effect on 1 January 1901. This fact sheet summarises the key features of the Constitution and how it can be changed.
Australian system of government
This fact sheet examines Australia’s mixed system of government. It includes information about federation, representative democracy and constitutional monarchy, and the role of the separation of powers.
This fact sheet introduces the idea of democracy and explores the key principles of Australia’s democratic system of government. These include individual freedoms, justice, tolerance of opposing ideas and representative government.
Why regulations and laws are enforced and the personnel involved (ACHASSK117)
Making a law in the Australian Parliament
This fact sheet explains the law-making process in the Australian Parliament. It also describes where ideas for laws come from and the history of law-making in the Parliament.
How people with shared beliefs and values work together to achieve a civic goal (ACHASSK118)
Make a difference
Play this interactive to explore how to get informed and get active in your community.
Senate and House of Representatives posters
These large posters show the Senate and the House of Representatives. They are ideal for display in the classroom and provide students who have not visited Parliament House with a sense of the colour and size of the 2 houses of the Australian Parliament.
Getting involved in Parliament
This fact sheet explores ways Australians can get involved in the Australian Parliament. It includes information on contacting members of parliament, the work of committees, protesting and observing the Parliament.
Petitions ask the Australian Parliament to take action on a particular issue. This fact sheet explains the rules petitions must follow, how petitions are presented to the Parliament and the history of petitions to the Australian Parliament.
Explore ways you can get involved in the work of Parliament with this in-depth video. Find out how you can get informed about the work of the Parliament, contact and vote for members of parliament, petition the Parliament and participate in parliamentary inquiries.
Other useful PEO resources
News from our Parliament
Keep up-to-date with the latest news from our Parliament. Read straightforward explanations of bills, committee inquiries, and events in the Senate and House of Representatives, and around Parliament House.
Federal Parliament history timeline
Explore the history of Australia’s Parliament with this easy-to-use timeline. Investigate the milestones to find out how the work of the Parliament has influenced the development of Australia since federation.
Parliament in pictures
This pack of 10 large posters and classroom guide is designed for teachers to introduce a study of Parliament. The colourful and easy-to-understand posters are ideal for display in upper primary and secondary classrooms.
Get Parliament online
Discover all about Parliament in one place. This sub-site includes explorations of federation, three levels of government, elections and how to get involved in Parliament.
One voice for many
This video explores representation. It can be used as a visual aid in discussing representation with students.
Create your own electorate
Consider how communities around our country are represented in the Australian Parliament.
These fun to make chatterboxes feature questions and answers about parliamentary processes and the history of our Parliament. Quiz your students or challenge them to write their own questions using the templates.
Have a go at these quizzes about the Australian Parliament. You might even learn something you didn’t know! Topics include the three levels of government, separation of powers and the Australian Constitution.
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