Learning Outcomes - Secondary

Statements of Learning for Civics and Citizenship – Year 7

Government and Law

Students understand that the law exists to protect rights and freedoms in a democracy. They have the opportunity to:

  • recognise the role of courts in upholding the law and democratic rights
  • recognise that Australia is a signatory to a range of international agreements that influence Australian law.

Citizenship in a Democracy

Students explore the civic values and rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democratic society. They have the opportunity to:

  • define and exercise rights and responsibilities associated with being a citizen in Australia
  • identify values that support social cohesion and consider the ways in which this can be undermined or strengthened by individual or collective action.

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