NSW Outcomes:HSIE:SSS3.8 - Explains the structures, roles, responsibilities anddecision-making processes of State and federalgovernments, and explains why Australians valuefairness and socially just principles
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Topic: Voting Year 6PActivity for StudentsInformation for Teachers
A Bill has been put forward to lower thevoting age of Australian citizens from 18 to 16.There has been a tremendous amount of debate about this. To help solve the issue, your local government isapproaching students, such as yourselves, from all over the state to ask what they think. Let’s think about it! NEXT
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FeelingsWhat is it? Bright Side Knowledge Down Side Is it fair? Improvements We- Think Thought Police I-Think
Knowledge•What do we already know about this?•What do we need to know moreabout, and how can we find this out?•Is this similar to anything we already knowabout?
The Bright Side•What are the good aspects of this?•What positives could come out of this?•What good opportunities could thisprovide?
The Down Side What is it?•What are the not-so-good Hgjhkl Hvhjhg aspects hgvjhgjhg of this?•What problems could possibly arise?
Feelings•How does this make you feel? (usefeeling words, such as ‘pleased’,‘excited’, ‘worried’)•How might this affect the feelings ofany of the people involved?
Improvements What is it?•What changes could make this better? Hgjhkl Hvhjhg•What could be added, hgvjhgjhg removed, reduced oraltered to improve it?
Thought Police•Have we made any assumptions that could bechallenged?•Are we using trustworthy source of evidence?•Do we have enough evidence for what we havebeen saying?
Is it fair?•Are there any moral dilemmas involved?•Have we considered the impact on people of all ages?•Are there any parts of this which aren’t fair for onegender?•Are there any big-picture or global issues which need tobe considered?
I-Think•What opinion does each one ofus have and why?‘I think.....because.....’
We - Think•What is our decision when weput our ideas together and negotiate?•What are our main reasons for thisdecision?•Can we sum up the opposite point of viewand the arguments for it?
NSW Syllabus OutcomesHSIE:SSS3.8 - Explains the structures, roles, responsibilities anddecision-making processes of State and federalgovernments, and explains why Australians valuefairness and socially just principlesIntegrate the English KLA by writing an exposition with the decision made atthe end of this activity.Resources:Microsoft Office Clip Art CollectionReferences:Board of Studies NSW (2006). Human Society and Its Environment K-6 Syllabus. Sydney: Board of Studies, NSW.McGrath, H. And Noble, T. (2005). Eight Ways at Once: Book One. Sydney: Pearson Education.