Learning Outcomes

Statements of Learning for Civics and Citizenship – Year 9

Citizenship in a democracy

Students evaluate Australia’s pluralist society and explore the responsibilities of young adults in contributing to a socially cohesive, democratic community.

They have the opportunity to:

• define, exercise and evaluate rights and responsibilities associated with being a young adult including the concept of working together for the common good

• evaluate Australian society’s effectiveness in balancing majority rule and respect for minorities in civic decision making

• recognise that acts of racism and prejudice constitute discrimination and participate in appropriate ways to prevent or counter these

Historical perspectives

Students explore how and why civic and political rights, government policies and national identity have changed over time in Australia.

They have the opportunity to:

• examine the development of multiculturalism in Australia and explore ways in which government policies, including immigration and Aboriginal policies, have changed over time