Welcome back to Duke Street students !!!
This semester we begin our new learning unit: Australian Government. There will be a Federal Election soon and then a State Election in November. So this is a good time for us to learn about Australian Government, Voting, Politicians and Parties.
But before we start ...
ARE YOU ENROLLED TO VOTE? YOU CAN CHECK ONLINE!
Click here and go to the AEC Website to check if you are enrolled to vote. Voting is important. Make sure you are enrolled!
If you are NOT enrolled or have changed your address, please click here and follow the steps for FILLING OUT AN ENROLMENT FORM, PRINTING & SIGNING and RETURNING IT TO THE AEC. ASK YOUR TEACHER TO HELP YOU !!!
Now let's start with a guessing game ...
WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?
1) Match the photos with their names:
2) Do you know their surnames?
3) Match the people and their jobs:
4) Match the people and their parties:
Let's make some sentences ...
eg. Julia _______ is the ___________ and she is the leader of the ________________.
Who are these two women? What are their jobs? Are they from a political party? What do they do in our system of Government?
Level 3 : Who is Julia Gillard?
Watch the video. Take notes. What do they say about Julia Gillard in relation to :
Deputy Prime Minister
six years later (1966)
John Brumby, a shadow minister
education / employment / social inclusion
Who are these two men? What are their jobs? Which parties are they from? Write sentences about them.
Listening: A Day in the Life of a Politician
We are going to watch a short video about Andrea Coote (a Victorian Liberal Party MP).
Level 1 : Download the activity for the video here.
Level 2 and 3: Download the activity for the video here.
GRAMMAR: WHO DECIDES? Federal / State / Local Government
Instructions: Click on the picture below and print out in full size
1) Can you make 10 sentences using the Present Continuous tense? eg. The worker is sweeping the road.
2) Can you name the services and/or guess who takes care of these government areas eg. The worker sweeping the road = road repairs and maintenance = local government. (Work with your teacher)
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS - FAMOUS AND INFAMOUS POLITICIANS
Here are some politicians from different times and places. Who are they? What words would you use to describe them? Were they good or bad politicians? Or both? Why?
(Teachers: Click here for excellent FREE materials about Government and voting)