K–6 Civics and Citizenship

A document to support the National Assessment Program Civics and Citizenship (NAPCC) to develop student’s knowledge, skills and understanding of the content and processes of the civics and citizenship learning across the curriculum content area.

Written by teachers to assist you to prepare their students for this assessment, this document provides sample teaching and learning activities which align to the Civics and Citizenship Assessment Framework. Please note – this document is intended as a guide only.

K–6 Students

For primary students, the civics and citizenship teaching and learning have been included within the History K–10 Syllabus. This provides Year 6 teachers with an explicit civics and citizenship focus when teaching history. The teaching and learning activities can replace units currently used for the topic Australia as a nation. They addresses the content:

  • key figures and events that led to Australia's Federation
  • experiences of Australian democracy and citizenship
  • struggle for the rights and freedoms of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


Please note:

Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from History K–10 (2012) Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2012

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