Primary Resources

Primary Resources

Australia’s Magna Carta Institute Rule of Law Education supports national and state curriculum requirements in Primary education.

Curriculum links and program ideas

Civics, Citizenship and Laws

Magna Carta

Australian Colonies

Democracy and Australian Governance

Study Tasks

Curriculum links and program ideas

Australia’s Magna Carta Institute – Rule of Law Education supports the National (ACARA) and State curriculum requirements. The content provided has been created for teachers and students to know and understand Australian history and civics education through the key learning area of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Stage 2

In this section, content provides information to help students better understand the significance of how and why life changed in the past and identify how some of those things have remained the same today. Specifically, studying the effects of early colonisation in Australia from 1788 through to 1901, including how life was for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples pre and post contact.

Stage 2 students are expected to recognise the importance of laws in society and how the role of rules in their community significantly contribute to how a society makes decisions democratically today. Activities encourage students to inquire about the society in which they live in order to learn how to confidently present their ideas and conclusions using civics and citizenship terms. Rule of Law Education supports and promotes young people becoming active and engaged citizens in their community.

Stage 3

Students learn how to understand and explain the significance of people and events, and developments that bring about change. Activity tasks encourage investigation about the life different people have experienced in the past and learn about which aspects of the past have remained the same. The students will also have opportunities to investigate the role and importance of people, institutions, and processes that uphold Australia’s democracy and legal system today, such as the separation of powers and the purpose of a constitution.

The content in this section can assist students to learn about civics and citizenship terms and concepts. Also, to identify the rights and responsibilities of Australian citizens, and appreciate different points of view and opinions, as well as reflect on ways they can participate as citizens in their local communities. Resources link recent world events to engage students in being able to identify the causes and effects of change on societies and help them compare how future obligations shape their actions as global citizens.

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Stage 2

Stage 3

Curriculum links and program ideas

Australia’s Magna Carta Institute – Rule of Law Education supports the National (ACARA) and State curriculum requirements. The content provided has been created for teachers and students to know and understand Australian history and civics education through the key learning area of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Stage 2

In this section, content provides information to help students better understand the significance of how and why life changed in the past and identify how some of those things have remained the same today. Specifically, studying the effects of early colonisation in Australia from 1788 through to 1901, including how life was for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples pre and post contact.

Stage 2 students are expected to recognise the importance of laws in society and how the role of rules in their community significantly contribute to how a society makes decisions democratically today. Activities encourage students to inquire about the society in which they live in order to learn how to confidently present their ideas and conclusions using civics and citizenship terms. Rule of Law Education supports and promotes young people becoming active and engaged citizens in their community.

Stage 3

Students learn how to understand and explain the significance of people and events, and developments that bring about change. Activity tasks encourage investigation about the life different people have experienced in the past and learn about which aspects of the past have remained the same. The students will also have opportunities to investigate the role and importance of people, institutions, and processes that uphold Australia’s democracy and legal system today, such as the separation of powers and the purpose of a constitution.

The content in this section can assist students to learn about civics and citizenship terms and concepts. Also, to identify the rights and responsibilities of Australian citizens, and appreciate different points of view and opinions, as well as reflect on ways they can participate as citizens in their local communities. Resources link recent world events to engage students in being able to identify the causes and effects of change on societies and help them compare how future obligations shape their actions as global citizens.

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Stage 2

Australian Curriculum HASS Yr 4
Yr 4 HASS Civics and Citizenship Differentiated Unit
Yr 4 HASS History Differentiated Unit
Yr 4 HASS History Program
NESA Stage 2 First Contacts
NESA First Contacts Program
First Contacts Differentiated Unit

Stage 3

Australian Curriculum HASS Stage 3
Yr 5 HASS CIVICS AND CITIZENSHIP Differentiated Unit
Yr 5 HASS HISTORY Differentiated Unit
Yr 6 HASS History Key figures and events that have shaped Australian society Differentiated Unit
NESA Stage 3 The Australian Colonies
NESA Stage 3 Australia as a Nation