Civics and citizenship education links to both the formal and informal school curriculum. The formal curriculum can be found in the Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) syllabuses. Copies of syllabuses, guidelines and sourcebook modules can be found on the QSA website .
The following modules are particularly relevant to civics and citizenship education.
Ready, set, go: Rights and responsibilities (new window)
Read all about it: Participating (new window)
Creating tomorrow's world today: Present and future environments
(new window) Our faces: Belonging and identities in Australia (new window)
Our places: Local area and global environments (new window)
Our rights: Origins of Australian democracy (new window)
Active citizens, Australian governments: Australia's democracy (new window)
The Federation of Australia: Federation (new window)
Law and the media: Civics and citizenship (new window)
The following key concepts have been used to develop the outcomes in the Systems, Resources and Power strand:
A number of QSA syllabuses for Years 10 - 12 also link to learning about the local environment and local government. For example:
These syllabuses contain objectives, subject matter, understandings, learning experiences and assessment suggestions.
Students also learn about civics and citizenship through participation in school and external clubs or organisations - for example, student representative councils, Red Cross , Amnesty International or the Clean Up Australia campaigns. Participation in such groups helps students learn the elements of democracy through participative decision making. It also provides opportunities to use entrepreneurial skills to develop, make and evaluate products or services and to identify opportunities to be active citizens.