Developed in partnership with the Australian Human Rights Commission, The Story of Our Rights and Freedoms - Year 8 Civics and Citizenship unit explores the rights and freedoms of citizens and how Australians can actively and responsibly participate in their democracy.  These resources are designed to assist students in building a critical unde... Read more »

Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. Story of Our Rights and Freedoms – Tuning In – Year 8 Civics
    Story of Our Rights and Freedoms – Tuning In – Year 8 Civics

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. Story of Our Rights and Freedoms – Understanding Democracy – Year 8 Civics
    Story of Our Rights and Freedoms – Understanding Democracy – Year 8 Civics
  2. Story of Our Rights and Freedoms – Democratic Dissent – Year 8 Civics
    Story of Our Rights and Freedoms – Democratic Dissent – Year 8 Civics
  3. Story of Our Rights and Freedoms – Our Democratic Freedoms – Year 8 Civics
    Story of Our Rights and Freedoms – Our Democratic Freedoms – Year 8 Civics

Considering Social Action

Students are given opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations, in the classroom, school, home or the local community.

  1. Story of Our Rights and Freedoms – Human Rights in Our Community – Social Action
    Story of Our Rights and Freedoms – Human Rights in Our Community – Social Action