What are you Thinking Now?

Now that you have completed the investigations in Celebrations and Futures, use your knowledge to explore connections to your life today. Do one or more of the following activities.

  1. Research the role of Australia’s Governor-General today. Visit the Governor-General’s website to start your research.
  2. In 1998, a Constitutional Convention considered whether or not Australia should become a republic and replace the office of Governor-General with a President. The President would be appointed by Parliament or elected by the people. Host a parliamentary forum in your class in which you debate whether Australia should become a republic.
  3. Does your school have an event or occasion it should celebrate? Plan a celebration for that event with your class. Think about the kinds of events and ideas used at Federation to inform your thinking. Submit your ideas to your principal, along with your reason as to why it ought to be recognised.