The John Howard Prime Ministerial Library has developed a collection of accessible, curriculum-aligned Civics and Citizenship resources for students in years 9 and 10.
These resources use two key events from the Howard years—The National Firearms Agreement, and Peacekeeping in East Timor—to explore:
- The process through which government policy is shaped and developed, including the role of Prime Minister and Cabinet (ACHCK103 – Year 9); and
- The Australian Government’s role and responsibilities at a global level, for example provision of foreign aid, peacekeeping, participation in international organisations and the United Nations (ACHCK091 – Year 10).
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The resources also provide teachers with a range of activities to develop students’ Civics and Citizenship skills, including analysing historical sources, developing arguments, and considering different points of view. We commend these resources to you.
An Australian Army Officer on a peacekeeping mission in Lebanon, 2020. UN peacekeeping personnel are identified by their pale blue berets. Source: Defence Images
Australian Prime Minister John Howard addresses a gun rally in Sale, Victoria, 1996, wearing a bullet proof vest. Source: Newscorp