Human Rights learning outcomes

National Statements of Learning for Civics and Citizenship

The nationally developed Statements of Learning for Civics and Citizenship include three ‘Aspects’ that are defined at four levels of schooling (ie Year 3, 5, 7 and 9). The Year 9 Statements of Learning relate to the Discovering Democracy unit, ‘Human Rights’.

Year 9

Government and Law

  • Students explore principles, features and practices that characterise democracy in Australia (eg how Australia’s system of government is similar to or different from other democracies).

Citizenship in a Democracy

  • Students evaluate Australia’s pluralist society and explore the responsibilities of young adults in contributing towards a socially cohesive, democratic community (eg whether Australia balances majority rule with respect for minorities in civil decision making).

Historical Perspectives

  • Students explore how and why civic and political rights, government policies and national identity have changed over time in Australia (eg Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ pursuit of citizenship rights and democratic representation; people, movements and events that have enhanced civil and political rights for specific groups of Australians).

Human Rights IntroductionTeacher Information and Additional Resources

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