Australian Democracy follows Australia's journey from convict colonies to a modern, inclusive democracy.

DVD movie, full-colour reader, iPad/Tablet reader, multimedia CD-ROM, blackline masters and more.

Australian Democracy DVD


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Australian Democracy tells the fascinating story of how six rival British colonies put aside their differences and came together to form a nation. It also looks at how those once denied democratic rights, including women and indi-genous people, won the right to be full citizens of a truly democratic nation.

Now your students can relive the events of these important years, including:
• The government and law of Australia's indigenous people
• The rule of the Governors during the early years of British colonisation
• The rise of parliamentary democracy in the colonies
• The push for democracy during the goldrush and the Eureka Stockade
• The campaign for Federation
• The campaign for women's suffrage
• The birth of the Commonwealth of Australia
• World War I and Australian identity
• The struggle for Aboriginal rights

The movie features historic paintings, photographs and film footage from the early days of Australia through World War I and beyond.
Part 1: 16 mins; Part 2: 18 mins.

• Full-colour, 24-page reader
• Images from the times
• Fact boxes with extra information
• Diagrams explain complex concepts
• Glossary of key terms
• Index • Captions


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Australian Democracy Part 1
low-res excerpts

pt 2


Electronic reader
• Read onscreen.
• Listen to the reader narrated.
• View vocabulary definitions.

Teacher's resources
• Blackline masters to print
• Teacher’s answer sheet
• Primary sources such as diaries, journals and news reports
• Teacher’s Internet site


On-screen activities
• Find-a-word, cloze, typing
• Crosswords
• Drag-and-drop games
• On-screen jigsaw puzzles
• Write story/news report
• Story page with key words
• News report topics offer different perspectives


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