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Appendix 1


Year Level: 4 Time: 9:10-10:00am Students’ Prior Knowledge:
- Understanding and can apply researching,
Learning Area: HASS analysing, evaluating, communicating and
reflecting skills.
- Can investigate events and issues.
- Students have understanding of civics and
citizenship through the concepts of
democracy, voting and why rules are
- Have an understanding of their place in
- Understanding of what a law is and its
- Understand the meaning of social cohesion
and society’s values.
- The difference between rules and laws.
Strand/Topic from the Australian Curriculum: Civics
and Citizenship - Government and Society The
importance and purpose of laws

General Capabilities (that may potentially be covered in the lesson)

Literacy Numeracy ICT Critical and Ethical Personal and Intercultural
competence creative thinking behaviour Social understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities (may be addressed in the lesson)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia Sustainability
histories and cultures
Proficiencies:(Mathematics only)
Lesson Objectives (i.e. anticipated outcomes of this lesson, in point form beginning with an action verb)
As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:
• Understand the importance of laws
• Understand why we have laws

Teacher’s Prior Preparation/Organization: Provision for students at educational risk:

- Ensure students with hearing impairments are
- Students should have access to the schools IPad’s. sitting at the front of the class and audio and
- Whiteboard and markers talking are loud.
- Internet - EA can be checking up on students with
learning difficulty.
- Ensure students with vision impairments have
a clear line of sight to the front and have their
- Ensure IPad’s are set up correctly for each
students different needs.
LESSON EVALUATION (to be completed AFTER the lesson)

Assessment of Lesson Objective and Suggestions for Improvement:
At the end of the class, students will have completed posters campaigning for their laws and demonstrate their right to
have a say and to vote on laws.

Teacher self-reflection and self-evaluation:

Did students enjoy the lesson?
What went well and what could be more engaging or done differently?
Did any parts of the lesson cause confusion?
Did any part of the lesson need further elaborating?
Where objectives met?
Did the ICT used enhance the lesson?
[OFFICIAL USE ONLY] Comments by classroom teacher, HOPP, supervisor:

LESSON DELIVERY (attach worksheets, examples, marking key, etc, as relevant)

Time Motivation and Introduction:
Align these with the segment where they will be
10:00 - Recap on everything learnt in the past
two lessons. We will do a little Kahoot to
refresh everyone’s knowledge on laws.
10:15 These Instructions will be visible on the class
Lesson Steps (Lesson content, structure, Weebly page.
strategies & Key Questions):
- Discuss some ideas with class as to
what laws students may have found that Projector and Laptop
already exist and some ideas for new
laws they may want to propose.
- Using Canva or Imovie students are to Ipads
create campaigns for their proposed Canva
law. They are able to create a new law Imovie
or support an already existing law.
- Presentations must include: Why you
believe we need this law, how it will be
enforced, what the law is, and why
people should vote for it.
- Presentations must be persuasive and
- Presentations are to be done in groups
of 2 or 3.
Lesson Closure:
(Review lesson objectives with students)
- Students will all have a chance to Survey Code : 14 62 56
present their laws to the class. The
class will then be able to vote on which

laws they support and which they don’t
using mentimeter.

(What needs to happen prior to the next
10:50 Prior to next lesson ask students to go home
and talk to parents about voting. What they
think makes a good campaign and the
importance of having their say. How voting
might have been different for your
grandparents and great grandparents.

(Were the lesson objectives met? How will
these be judged?)
Assessment will be done through the
completion of posters or imovies.
Where the lesson outcomes achieved? Who
may need further help and who had complete
understanding? What might need to be gone
through next time?