POLITICAL PARTIES? WHY BOTHER? WHO CARES?
WHAT'S IT TO ME? DON'T I JUST TICK A BOX
AND HOPE FOR THE BEST?
A WebQuest for Stage 5 studentsSCENARIO
You are at the end of Year 10 and have just about completed your study of Australian History. The teachers in charge of Year 11 and 12 have come to your class and asked you to prepare pamphlets on Australia's political parties for presentation to the Year 11s and 12s as some of them are reaching the age when they will be eligible to vote and the rest will be old enough by the time they finish Year 12. The teachesr are asking your class because this is the first year that learning about Civics or Citizenship has been in the syllabus and, therefore, the 11s and 12s did not learn about political parties.
You realise that this information will help you as well because it will not be long before you, too, are eligible to vote.
However, the job is huge as there are dozens of political parties in Australia. That, after all, is an aspect of our democratic system. Therefore, your teacher is going to divide you into groups, allocate one major and several minor parties for your group to research and your group will then present the information to the Year 11s and 12s in pamphlet form.