Being a citizen is not just about getting Citizenship
Let's review some of the examples of active citizenship that we discussed a few weeks ago. As you can see in the photo below, we came up with a wide range of ways we can be active citizens in our community. And there was one more point which we added after this photo was taken - we called it 'doing an act of honesty' or doing the 'right thing' (like, returning a wallet found on the street to its rightful owner - with all the money still in it!)
|Some of the ways we can be active citizens - 7 August, 2013|
So if you're going to vote in the Federal election, you should take this responsibility seriously. (Heaven knows, there are many people who don't!)
It's a good idea to make sure that:
- you know who you want to vote for; and
- you vote correctly (formally) so that you're vote counts.
Our Learning Project - write a report about an active citizenThis is an opportunity to find out information about a well-known person who has contributed something special to public life in Australia. Hopefully, you will find more than one source of information and locate a photo of the person to include in your report.
An important part of this project is sharing your work with other students in class. You can use a few Powerpoint slides to help you tell their story.
A great place to start is the Gallery of Australian Biographies. Here you can find information about people such as:
- Waleed Aly
- Trish Broadbridge
- Tan Le (a TV program has been made about her)
- Michael Long
- Jimmy Pham
- Mandaway Yunupingu
- Fred Hollows