The Year 3 Civics and Citizenship curriculum provides opportunities for students to develop understanding about democracy, laws and citizens and citizenship, diversity and identity.
Drawing on familiar contexts and personal experiences of fair play, different points of view, rules and consequences, and decision-making, students begin to develop an understanding of democracy as rule by the people (democracy, laws and citizens).
Students explore how individuals, including themselves, participate in and contribute to their community (citizenship, diversity and identity).
The Year 4 Civics and Citizenship curriculum provides opportunities for students to develop understanding about government and democracy, laws and citizens and citizenship, diversity and identity.
Students’ understanding of democratic decision-making is further developed through a study of the role of their local government and the services it provides to their community (government and democracy).
They examine how rules and laws affect them and the importance of laws in society (laws and citizens) and they explore cultural diversity in their community; in particular, how belonging to different groups can shape personal identity (diversity and identity