Understanding The ‘Washminster’ System


Exploring Australia’s System of Government doesn’t have to be boring! Explore the Washminster system with this hands-on and engaging activity. 



Exploring Australia’s System of Government doesn’t have to be boring! 

Australia’s system of Government is unique! It’s a blend of ideas from the British and American political systems. The Australian Curriculum for Grade 6 requires that students develop an understanding of how the Westminster and Washington Governments influenced the development of Australia’s Federal Government. (ACHASSK143). This resource is a great hands-on and interactive activity to make this topic fun and engaging. Your students will enjoy reading the text, completing the straightforward activities and building their own ‘Washminster’ 2000 flipbook.
This activity can be conducted as a pair and share task or completed individually. It can also be broken up and spread across a couple of lessons. 


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Year 5, Year 6, Year 7



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Civics and Citizenship, HASS, History

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