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Lets Think About It!

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Lets Think About It!. Topic: Voting Year 6P. Activity for Students. Information for Teachers. A Bill has been put forward to lower the voting age of Australian citizens from 18 to 16. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Lets Think About It!Topic: VotingYear 6P

Information for TeachersActivity for StudentsNSW Outcomes:HSIE:SSS3.8 - Explains the structures, roles, responsibilities anddecision-making processes of State and federalgovernments, and explains why Australians valuefairness and socially just principles1Track 1What is it?Clearly state the issue.What would this look like in real life?5Track 3 The Bright SideWhat are the good aspects of this?What positives could come out of this?What good opportunities could this provide?7

A Bill has been put forward to lower the voting age of Australian citizens from 18 to 16.

There has been a tremendous amount of debate about this. To help solve the issue, your local government is approaching students, such as yourselves, from all over the state to ask what they think.

Lets think about it! NEXT2Track 7 Thought PoliceHave we made any assumptions that could be challenged?Are we using trustworthy source of evidence?Do we have enough evidence for what we have been saying?11Track 9 I-ThinkWhat opinion does each one of us have and why?I think.....because.....13What is it?

HgjhklHvhjhghgvjhgjhgTrack 4The Down SideWhat are the not-so-good aspects of this?What problems could possibly arise?8Track 2KnowledgeWhat do we already know about this?What do we need to know more about, and how can we find this out?Is this similar to anything we already know about?6Track 10 We - ThinkWhat is our decision when we put our ideas together and negotiate?What are our main reasons for this decision?Can we sum up the opposite point of view and the arguments for it?14Track 8 Is it fair?Are there any moral dilemmas involved?Have we considered the impact on people of all ages?Are there any parts of this which arent fair for one gender?Are there any big-picture or global issues which need to be considered?12What is it?

HgjhklHvhjhghgvjhgjhgTrack 6 ImprovementsWhat changes could make this better?What could be added, removed, reduced or altered to improve it?10NSW Syllabus OutcomesHSIE:SSS3.8 - Explains the structures, roles, responsibilities anddecision-making processes of State and federalgovernments, and explains why Australians valuefairness and socially just principles

Integrate the English KLA by writing an exposition with the decision made at the end of this activity.

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References:Board of Studies NSW (2006). Human Society and Its Environment K-6 Syllabus. Sydney: Board of Studies, NSW.McGrath, H. And Noble, T. (2005). Eight Ways at Once: Book One. Sydney: Pearson Education.

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