The Vote lesson plans allow students to evaluate the impact of their action and reflect upon any change it has sparked, as well as their own active citizenship learning. Students also experience the electoral process, through a complete sequence of electoral activities including candidate nominations, party platforms, campaign speeches, how-to-vote cards, a mock-election and a preferential vote count.
Teachers completing a Passport unit can request a free mock-election incursion (rural and metro areas) run by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC), to celebrate students’ democratic participation.
Vote lessons can also be used independently of the Passport unit, if you wish to focus only on elections and campaigns.
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