Your Voice, Your Choice: Have Your Say

The aim of this resource is to encourage students to have a say on the decisions that affect their lives now and in the future.  It is based on civics education, which promotes engagement and participation in the democratic process.  It focuses on promoting students' critical thinking and their knowledge of citizens' rights and responsibilities to contribute and participate in decision-making.

Curriculum Links

Social Sciences (Social Studies)

Conceptual strand:

Identity, Culture and Organisation

Students learn about society and communities and how they function.  They also learn about the diverse cultures and identities of people within those communities and about the effects on the participation of groups and individuals.

Level 3 (Years 5-6)

Students will gain knowledge, skills and experience to:

  • understand how groups make and implement rules and laws
  • understand how people make decisions about access to and use of resources.

Level 4 (Years 7-8)

Students will gain knowledge, skills and experience to:

  • understand how the ways in which leadership of groups is acquired and exercised have consequences for communities and societies
  • understand how formal and informal groups make decisions that impact communities
  • understand how people participate individually and collectively in response to community challenges.
Last updated: 09 August 2017