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Australia as a Nation
Becoming a Nation
Students will investigate the formation of an Australian Federation by using a variety of learning strategies, such as cooperative learning activities and inquiry based tasks. They will study the origins of our system of national government and learn about the key figures and reasons for uniting as a nation. They will critically analyse the different attitudes towards federation at the time and research the development of our constitution. Through analysis of primary and secondary sources, students will identify the key elements of our system of government and investigate its origins. They will learn about the Magna Carta and investigate the Westminster and American political systems to help them identify their influences on the development of the Australian system of government.
Why and how did Australia become a nation?
Australian Constitution, Magna Carta, Washington, Westminster, act of law, bill, commonwealth, democracy, federation, government, parliament, referendum, system of law, uniting