Australian Electoral Commission

Classroom Resources

Updated: 19 November 2013

Voting activities for people with disabilities and learning difficulties

This series of activities are designed to explore the processes of elections and voting. Each activity is hands on and interactive.

'It's a federal election year' 2013 poster

This poster is designed to help students explore the 2013 federal election. Also available are a set of supporting activities which focus on integrated Civics and Citizenship learning within the History, Geography, Math and English streams of the Australian National Curriculum.

Work sheets

Answers

Louder than one voice poster

The Louder than One Voice poster marks the 50th Anniversary of the Indigenous right to vote at federal elections. The poster celebrates this momentous occasion; offers an historic perspective and a timeline of major events; and suggests a range of classroom activities. The online version is designed for printing in an A3 format.

Let your electoral knowledge bloom!

Based on Bloom's Taxonomy the following activity sheets will allow your students to enhance their awareness of Australia's electoral system through:

  • Knowing
  • Understanding
  • Applying
  • Analysing
  • Creating
  • Evaluating

Referendums

Federal election facts and figures

A fact sheet with information about enrolment, candidates, voting and the logistics of running a federal election.

Redistribution information

Two factsheets with information about the Victorian redistribution of 2010 and the South Australian redistribution of 2011.

Federation Fact Sheets

This collection of four fact sheets covers topics pertaining to our nations Federation. Topics include 'Referendums', 'The First Commonwealth Parliament' and 'Voting in the Federal Election 1903'. Each of the fact sheets comes with accompanying activity sheet.

Ballot paper templates

Ballot paper templates are available for customising and printing with candidate numbers ranging from 3 to 10. These templates are in Word document format and are provided for educational purposes only.

Instructions for conducting a mock election are available on page 107 of our publication 'Democracy Rules'.

Scrutiny chart template

Template for a printable scrutiny chart for use in conducting school elections.

Maps

A national map of all federal electorates in Australia

The Australian Constitution Alteration process

A flowchart which outlines the process of altering the Australian Constitution.

The Australian Constitution – Referendums: double majority

An information sheet which explains, using maps of Australian, what conditions must be met for a referendum to pass.