April 27, 2016
April 20, 2016
Students are to download this text for their reading, proof reading and editing lesson.
Proof reading document
April 18, 2016
Write a reflection of what you have learnt during last term’s Civics and Citizenship unit.
Your reflection must include:
An introduction summarizing the unit.
Three facts that you found interesting or surprising.
Two understandings you now have.
One wonder you still have.
Next, refer to your learning throughout the unit (in the whole class, in your groups and on the excursion) and answer:
What were the most important things I have learnt.
How did I learn it.
What am I going to do with what I have learnt.
Final, refer to your unit goals that your created at the beginning of the term. Write about whether you achieved them and if so how you went about this.
Look at Grace’s Term Three Project Reflection as a reference:
April 15, 2016
To complete the “How a Bill is Made” lesson (http://leesclassroom.global2.vic.edu.au/2016/04/13/todays-integrated-lesson/)create a post with the following:
Introduction to lesson – ‘How a Bill is Made’ (paste a link to the lesson post)
My group developed a bill on …
Below is what we came up with:
- Four questions (with answers)
- 3 pros/3 cons
- Revised bill
Tasks 6 & 7 (reflection)
3 facts, 2 understandings and 1 question
April 13, 2016
A bill can only become a law if it is passed by a majority vote in the House of Representatives and the Senate. The bill must be agreed to in identical form by both chambers, and given Royal Assent by the Governor-General. It is then known as an Act of Parliament.
You will be using a flow chart to record the steps involved in passing a bill through the House of Representatives and Senate. Also take down some brief notes associated with each of the steps.
You’ll be provided with a Pass the Bill flow chart. Use the Parliamentary Education Office online interactive, Law making: Pass the Bill.
The headings for the steps in passing a bill used in the online interactive are recorded in this Sample Flow Chart.
As you write, fill in meanings for these terms:
Minister, Prime minister, Cabinet, Leader of The Opposition, Government, House of Reps, Senate, Speaker, Clerk, Governor General, readings, Bill, Act, Law