Links between the Get Voting activities and the Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship content

When using the Get Voting resources for SRC or mock elections
  Knowledge + Understanding   Skills      
Year level Government + Democracy Elaborations Problem Solving + Decision Making Elaborations Communication + Reflection Elaborations
3 How and why decisions are made democratically in communities (ACHCK001) Making a decision as a whole class by allowing everyone to have a say and a vote Interact with others with respect, share views and recognize there are other points of view (ACHCS007) Counting the results of class vote on issues or decisions    
5 The roles and responsibilities of electors and representatives in Australia’s democracy (ACHCK023)

Consider the responsibilities of electors, such as enrolling to vote, being informed and voting responsibly

Identify the characteristics that would make for a ‘good’ representative

Work in groups to identify issues and develop possible solutions and a plan for action using decision making processes (ACHCS032) Participate in a relevant democratic process, such as student councils parliaments, and voting Present civics and citizenship ideas and viewpoints for a particular purpose using civics and citizenship terms and concepts (ACHCS033) Use terms and concepts appropriately such as electoral process and democracy
The key features and characteristics of the Australian electoral process (ACHCK024)

Explore the secret ballot and compulsory voting as features of Australia’s democracy

Discuss the democratic ideas behind preferential voting and proportional representation

       
When using the Get Voting resources for decision making processes
  Knowledge + Understanding   Skills      
Year level Government + Democracy Elaborations Problem Solving + Decision Making Elaborations Communication + Reflection Elaborations
3 How and why decisions are made democratically in communities (ACHCK001) Discussing how it feels to be included or excluded from making decisions

Interact with others with respect, share views and recognize there are other points of view (ACHCS007)

Work in groups to identify issues, possible solutions and a plan for action (ACHCS008)

Counting the results of class vote on issues or decisions

Identify the pros and cons of using voting to make a group decision

   
5     Work in groups to identify issues and develop possible solutions and a plan for action using decision making processes (ACHCS032) Clarify key group strategies and tasks to identify problems and possible solutions to an issue Reflect on personal roles and actions as a citizen in the school and the community (ACHCS034) Analyse the civic activities that students can participate in and the benefits associated with working with others
6     Work in groups to identify issues and develop possible solutions and a plan for action using decision making processes (ACHCS044) Determine the best option for action by surveying people’s views and opinions and voting on an action    
7     Use democratic processes to reach consensus on a course of action relating to a civics or citizenship issue and plan for that action (ACHCS058) Develop a plan of action that incorporates a consultation process to ensure a range of views are heard and have opportunities to respond    
8     Use democratic processes to reach consensus on a course of action relating to a civics or citizenship issue and plan for that action (ACHCS072) Work in groups to evaluate the options before deciding on any course of action    
9     Use democratic processes to reach consensus on a course of action relating to a civics or citizenship issue and plan for that action (ACHCS087) Consider the most appropriate democratic decision making process to reach a consensus such as achieving an absolute majority    
10     Use democratic processes to reach consensus on a course of action relating to a civics or citizenship issue and plan for that action (ACHCS100) Use a democratic process to decide on criteria that can be used to evaluate plans for action to address a civic and citizenship issue