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NSW Department of Education and Communities

Curriculum support for NSW Public Schools

Civics in Practice: Resources

These reources were developed to support the Discovering Democracy civics and citizenship program. All Australian schools were issued Discovering Democracy kits and support material. The following were developed to support Discovering Democracy in its implementation in NSW schools.
All people mentioned in this support material were in those positions at the time of publication.

  • Papers
  • Discovering Democracy units
  • K-6 teaching ideas
  • 7-10 teaching ideas

A series of discussion papers

 
Federation: Underlying Trends and and Issues
Paul Brown
Camden High School

Concepts of Democracy
Dr Ray Bale
Courallie High School, Moree

Campaigning by Political Parties
Tibor Lendvai
Meriden School, Strathfield

Civics and citizenship education: An Australian perspective
Download PDF Version - 74k
Dr. Murray Print
Centre for Research and Teaching in Civics
The University of Sydney
Mary Gray
NSW Centenary of Federation
New South Wales Discovering Democracy Professional Development Committee

Teaching democracy in the primary school
Download PDF Version - 46k
Lianne Singleton
HSIE consultant
Blacktown District Office
NSW Department of Education and Training
New South Wales Discovering Democracy Professional Development Committee

Aboriginal people struggle for citizenship rights
Download PDF Version - 70k
Kate Cameron
School of Education
Macquarie University
New South Wales Discovering Democracy Professional Development Committee

Discovering Democracy Units resources are available @:

http://www1.curriculum.edu.au/ddunits/index.htm

Student Activities, Investigations and Online Interactives are available @:

http://www.civicsandcitizenship.edu.au/cce/for_students,24129.html

St Paul of the Cross School
HSIE unit development for Stages 2 and 3

Abbotsleigh Junior School
How have significant events changed the lives of Australians?

Ashcroft Public School
Democracy through cooperation

Barham Primary School

Belair Public School
Democracy through praxis

Buninyong Public School
HSIE curriculum planning

Centaur Primary School
Developing units for years 3 to 6

Collector Public School
The 19th century school: Its role in producing the
men and women of Federation

Corpus Christi Primary School
Student representation

Curran Public School, Macquarie Fields
Win-Win : a joint project with James Meehan High School

Frederickton PS

Heritage College
A cross-curricular approach to civics education

Kareela Public School
Informed decision making

Kincoppal - Rose Bay Junior School
Writing a unit for Year 6

Masada College
A Jewish Studies perspective

Mayfield West Demonstration School

Murwillumbah East Public School
Unit writing across Years 4 to 6

North Rocks School for the Blind Children

Ocean Shores Public School
Building citizens for life

Pacific Hills Christian School
Men and women in leadership

Presbyterian Ladies College, Armidale

Pymble Ladies' College
Integrating NSW HSIE syllabuses & Discovering Democracy materials

Raglan Public School
Making a difference

St Bernard' s School
Debating civics issues

St Joseph's School
A cooperative approach to the teaching of democracy

St Mary's College, Gunnedah

St Peter's Primary School
Writing units for Years 3-6

St.Columban's Primary School

Stuarts Point
Cooperating in a small community

Walcha Central School
Programming for Years 4-10

Auburn Girls High School
How things are done in history & geography : a joint HSIE initiative

Berkeley Vale Community High School
"Is it a Dream? : Aboriginal Equality"

Birrong Girls High School
Human rights program

Casimir Catholic College
History and geography in Stages 4 and 5

Castle Hill High School
Programming using Zing technology

Catherine McAuley College
Empowering Clarence Valley students

Courallie High School, Moree
"Democracy - what?"

Danebank
A middle school approach

Davidson High School
Rights and freedoms - a unit of work

Dubbo Christian School
History and geography ideas

Erskine Park High School

Heritage College
A cross-curricular approach to civics education

James Cook Boys' Technology High School
Unity in diversity

James Meehan High School
Win - Win! A joint project with Curran Public School

James Sheahan Catholic High School
Whole-school approach to civics and citizenship education

Kincoppal - Rose Bay
School of the Sacred Heart
Power to the people, a unit for year 9 geography

Liverpool Boys High School
Democracy and Government - Developing a Liverpool view

Liverpool Girls High School
Young people solving local problems in Liverpool

Masada College
A Jewish Studies perspective

Miller Technology High School
Programming ideas for Stage 4 history and geography

Moree Technology High School

Mount Erin High School
Discovering Democracy for all

Narara Valley High School
Getting things done:
A Stage 5 history program

Newcastle High School
Support Material for "One Destiny!" CD-ROM

North Rocks School for the Blind Children

North Sydney Boys High School

Pacific Hills Christian School
Men and women in leadership

Presbyterian Ladies College, Armidale

Sefton High School
Active Citizenship Today

Southern Cross School
Unit development ideas in history, geography and commerce

St Anne's Central School
The Australian Journey - a Year 10 unit of work

St Mary's College, Gunnedah

St Patrick's College, Campbelltown
Democracy Down Under!

The Armidale School (TAS)

Thomas Reddall High School

Toronto High School
When the going gets tough...
Programming for year 10 History

Walcha Central School
Programming for Years 4-10

Whitebridge High School
"One Destiny!" - Worksheets

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