Civics and Citizenship Program Outline
To address the Civics and Citizenship Learning Area of the Victorian Curriculum, Melbourne High School has developed an engaging and dynamic course of study that encourages students to explore how they can make a positive difference to their local community as active citizens. Throughout this course, students will develop the important life skills of: independent research, teamwork and critical thinking.
This program will run from Wednesday 20th November until Thursday 5th December and is a compulsory component of the MHS curriculum.
The Civics and Citizenship course is divided into three units:
Possible Focus Questions
What can individuals do to shape the operation of Australia's political system?
How does Australia's court system work in support of a democratic and just society?
How is Australia’s democracy defined and shaped in Melbourne?
How can Melbourne citizens participate in an interconnected world?
How are government policies shaped by Australia’s international legal obligations in Melbourne?
What are the features of a resilient democracy in Melbourne?
How are citizens’ political choices shaped in Melbourne?
Why shouldn’t prisons be modelled on what occurred in the Old Melbourne Gaol?
What is Melbourne doing to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?
What are some contemporary examples and issues relating to Australian democracy in Melbourne?
What role do charitable organisations play in the lives of Melbourne?
Guide created by Suzannah Hawtin and Tania Sheko