This term the year 5/6 have been working on the three levels of government, the road to federation and issues in Australia. With all of those we did note taking and we did different types of note taking to write down facts, to write down responses and to write down questions and I’m going to show you on of the ways to do. I will show you you: 3 facts, 2 understanding and 1 question
The Three Levels of Government!
Three things I Remember: Democracy means that the people from that country elect a government. Australia is a democracy because each year we will elect a government. The three levels of government are: Federal government, State government and Local government. The most important thing that I learnt was that Australia isn’t just a democracy it is also has a: Federal government a State government and a Local government.
Two Understandings I Gained: I now understand we have a chance to vote in Australia. I know understand that each type of government has something to do. The Federal government shares power with a number of small local governments, The state government takes care of the state that he is from and the local government known as the council is in charge of the roads, the environment and health issues.
One question I have: How long has Australia had a democracy?
The road to federation!
Three things I remember: I remember the a federation is the joining of states to become one nation. In 1901 the commonwealth of Australia was formed, and in the same period of time the federation of Australia was formed. In 1860 the main laws of Australia was made by the British parliament.
Two Understandings I Gained: I now understand what a federation is! That all the rule that we had were made by the British parliament and were approved by Queen Victoria.
One question I am left with: Why did the British parliament make up Australia’s rules?
Issues of Australia!
Three Things I remember: The three levels of government have something to do with the issues in Australia because it depends if it is a federal government issue or a state government issue or a local council issue they take care of it. I now that if you want a bus stop or a tree planted you go to a local council. I now if you want some more public transport or more homeless shelters you go to the state government.
Two Understandings I gained: I now understand that some issues can be a big project and some issues can be a small project. I now understand that you go to different councils for different issues.
One Question I am left with: Do other places around the world have the three types of governments and do they go to the specific place?
What were the most important things I learnt: The most important thing I learnt was that Australia is now a free country because a long time ago the British parliament and Queen Victoria was in charge of Australia.
How did I learn it: I learnt it by learning new note taking skills. Some of them were including drawing up boxes and others were including drawing up mind maps. Others were including dot points.
What am I going to do with what I have learnt: I am going to carry on with the information and use it in the future because the information I learnt can be very helpful for example: I now what a democracy is and that can be helpful for when I want to vote in the future and get my say. So that is what I am going to do with my information.
Now I have to carry on with term 2.