Online Interactives

Lower Secondary

Who rules?

Captain Campaign
Set up a campaign on either a community, local or national issue and then face a number of core challenges associated with the campaign trail: for example working out a fund-raising strategy or taking part in a town hall debate. Learn about the different types of activities and considerations involved in campaigning on issues, and how to become an active citizen.
Links to teaching and learning material.
Online interactive requires Flash plugin.
(Office of Deputy Prime Minister, United Kingdom)

Laws and Rights

SIMCON
An interactive game where you are in charge of writing a constitution for your country. You choose clauses about everything, from who is in charge and how often there are elections to whether the states have taxation powers.
Online interactive requires Flash plugin.

(Australian Broadcasting Commission, Australia)

Citizens and Public Life

 Councillor Quest II
Be a councillor for the day and complete various tasks such as dealing with mobile phone theft in the local bus station, sorting out problems with a local night club, and addressing issues at the local school. Learn about the role councillors play in local government.
Links to teaching and learning material.
Online interactive requires Flash plugin.
(Office of Deputy Prime Minister, United Kingdom)