What are you Thinking Now?

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

  1. Writing letters and emails to the editor of a newspaper is a very important way of participating in public debate. Look at the ‘letters’ page of a newspaper. What kinds of issues are people writing about? Choose one of the letters and write a response to the author, either agreeing or disagreeing with their point of view. Share your letter with your class.
  2. Think of an issue or event in your school or community that you would like to comment on. Write a short play, or invent characters for a computer game or puppet show, to express your thoughts and opinions in a fun and creative way.
  3. With another student, think about how you would appeal to national unity in Australia today, and for what purposes. Design a print or electronic advertisement for ‘One Australia’, using your ideas about nationhood.