5 - 6
Australia as a Nation
Democracy and Citizenship
In this unit, the students describe and explain the struggles for rights and freedoms in Australia in the 20th Century. They examine Australian human rights, past and present, including the status and rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and children. The students explain how Australian society has changed throughout the 20th Century for these groups and investigate the significance of the Mabo Decision.
How did Australian society change throughout the twentieth century?
Australian Constitution, Human Rights Commission, Magna Carta, annexed, assimilation, campaigning, discrimination, generalisations, justification, perspective, point of view, referendum, reserve, segregation, stereotyping, terra nullius, universal