Focus question 4: Should Australia become a republic?
Activity 1 | Assessment task
Vocabulary: republic, head of state, British Isles, United Kingdom, British Empire, integrity, obligation, shilling, relied, destination, garrison, sever.
- Discuss the introductory text with the class, clarifying vocabulary and concepts.
Activity 1: Class convention
- Conduct Activity 1 as described, clarifying vocabulary and concepts.
Vocabulary (against a republic): democracy, cabinet, constitutional monarchy, colonies, unified and stable nation, governor-general, Prime Minister, premier, constitutional umpire, national debt, anthem, political stability, proven system, sovereign nation.
Vocabulary (for a republic): represent, unique values, tolerance, fair go, aspire, (swear) allegiance, diverse, deputy, common law, answerable, parliament, budget, governor-general, joint sitting, amendment, preamble, put a motion.
Provide models of newspaper articles for ESL learners. Allow them to work in pairs and reduce the requirements of the task.
Alternatively, allow ESL learners to view the 'Making a Nation' segment on Stories of Democracy CD ROM and complete the game.
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