You will be placed into a group of four, to develop
a dynamic presentation that explores concepts of Civics and Citizenship
Your presentation will be based on three major
1. The community and leadership experiences you
undertake this year
2. Your own research there are suggestions below
The presentation will be an oral examination for one period
per group on the first day of the semester 2 examinations
on Monday 5th November.
Students who are absent
will sit the examination on report writing day on Wednesday
||The oral presentation must be a minimum of
25 minutes and each student in the
group must speak individually for at least 6 minutes.
||Students cannot use technology, such as power
point, as a support, but may use other visual material or props
that can easily be brought into the examination room when the
group is called. There will be no time to set up any elaborate
visual support materials.
||It will be an assessment by exhibition
to a panel made up of Melbourne High School community members:
year 9 students and teachersteachers.
||The group presentation will explore the key
question in depth, with each member participating in all aspects
of researching, preparing and presenting.
1. Community and Leadership Experiences
This involves the
community and leadership experiences you undertake this year.
Your work should draw upon your participation in
these experiences at a minimum:
- Community Service (a CV and a job application
are part of the community service program and will be assessed
by your English teacher)
- Red Cross appeal
- ANZAC Day
- Work Experience if undertaking it this
You may draw on any leadership activities that
you undertake within or out of the School.
2. Research and Questions
Each student will research two major areas
and answer two major questions, as shown on the guidelines
page. Your group will need
to develop a clear understanding of the political, social and environmental
structures effecting Civics and Citizenship in democratic Australia.
As well, prior to conducting your interviews of community members,
you will need to research the political, social and environmental
structures relevant to the person or group you will interview.
For each member of your group, you will interview
one person from the wider community about the political, social
and environmental issues and structures and their values relating
to Civics and Citizenship in Australia. The people you interview
must come from one of the following groups and each
member of the group must interview a person from a different group:
- Member of government at the local, state
or federal level
- Community leader
- Political activist
- Public servant
- Member of the Defence Forces
- Member of the legal community (eg. lawyer,
judge, police officer)
- Or make a suggestion and have it approved
The interview should be used as starting point
for developing your personal views for answering the key question,
which is what it means to be a citizen in Australia and a member
of the community. Your presentation should not simply become a report
on the interview.
Groups of four will be designated by Dr Prideaux.
Your group will be made from within your Form.
Your Form will be assigned a teacher-librarian who will mentor your
research, interview process and presentation. You can also consult
with Dr Prideaux.
This web site contains all the advice and strategies
you need to commence and complete your project.
The most useful reference is one of your English
texts: Peter Forrestal The Active Look it Up!
All the teacher/librarians are available to assist
with your planning and research and to speak with you about your
project before school, at recess, lunchtime and after school if
needed. Also, they have been assigned to particular forms and will
visit each form when teachers are absent.