Learning Outcomes - Primary

Statements of Learning for Civics and Citizenship – Year 5

Government and Law

Students consider the purpose of laws within a democracy. They have the opportunity to:

  • explore why society has laws and examine what happens when people break laws 
  • discuss rules and laws that affect young people and assess these according to fairness and appropriateness
  • identify key personnel within the legal system who help to protect people's rights.

Citizenship in a Democracy

Students understand and practise personal rights and responsibilities within their school community. They have the opportunity to:

  • define and exercise personal and shared rights and responsibilities within local contexts
  • promote social cohesion and celebrate diversity by recognising the rights of others to be different within the rule of law.