Active Citizen Scavenger Hunt ‘Do It Now’ Activity

Early in May, Marianne Stenger published an article on the ABC’s Education portal  which emphasised the importance of including political and electoral material in the school curriculum. The act of exposing students to these ideas and processes before they reach voting age (when they are expected exercise a democratic responsibility they potentially know little about) […]

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Fact check required! Critical Thinking Lesson Ideas for Primary and Secondary

The ABC’s Q and A is a wonderful thing. The very idea of having ordinary citizens pose questions to politicians, journalists, media and political influencers, and other people of importance is a win for democracy. Questions from both the studio and online audience drive the discussion (and often the drama) and hold our representatives to […]

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Podcast This! Lesson Ideas for Primary and Secondary

The school I was working at prior to my time volunteering and travelling through South East Asia was 5 minutes drive from my house. I don’t like wearing head phones while I exercise. I get easily emotionally involved in stories and find it hard to sleep when listening to narrative or expository audio. Ergo, I’ve […]

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