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Welcome. The Victorian Parliament offers a range of resources, information and programs for teachers, to support the exploration of civics and citizenship and legal studies in Victorian classrooms.
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Practical tools for teachers of Civics and Citizenship and VCE Legal Studies.
Inside Parliament: 60th Parliament of Victoria
Inside Parliament is a guide to the history, structures, procedures and practices that shape our state parliament. Available in hard copy or online.
Representation and democracy
This resource explores the different forms of representation, the principles of democracy and how democracy and representation work in Victoria.
Leadership and advocacy
The Leadership and advocacy series includes six videos where members of parliament and young advocates discuss their leadership journeys, what motivates them and what they've learnt so far.
Mission Control is a civics and science interdisciplinary program that explores the potential role a diverse number of industries may play in the future space sector.
Law reform case study: Medically supervised injecting centres
Explore the passage of the Pilot Medically Supervised Injecting Centre Bill 2017. A new resource for VCE Legal Studies teachers and students.
Aboriginal Change Makers
Aboriginal Change Makers is a teaching resource for Victorian schools that presents amazing stories of political and social activity, self-determination, and empowerment.
Encourage students to engage with and develop a range of perspectives on any given topic using this set of cards.
Parliament and the courts: Separation of powers
Hear from a panel of experts, representing parliament, government and the courts, who explore concepts surrounding the separation of powers, the evolution of this principle and its role as an accountability measure in our system of government.
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Latest news and updates for teachers.
Professional reading as professional development
22 February 2023
Professional reading can be a great way to engage in professional development; it can offer diverse voices, insights to specialist subjects, and flexibility in time commitment, content and location.
The first Act: 2018-2024
At the start of February, the Victorian parliament completed its first sitting day for 2024, and passed its first bill for the year. The first Act of Parliament each year provides some great insight into the range of legislation that is debated and passed through parliament, as well as some of the responses to issues happening across Victoria.
Leadership and advocacy
For many people, being a leader or an advocate for change can be a daunting concept. Our upcoming video series ‘Leadership and advocacy’ explores the journeys of some of our Members of Parliament, as well as two youth advocates, Danny and Daizy. The series explores what they do, how they engage with people and what they've learnt along the way. In this post, Danny and Daizy reflect on their journey and the importance of the work they do.
Embedding civics and citizenship in the classroom
If you're in preparation mode and looking to add some new resources to your classroom, we've put together an overview of different civics and citizenship concepts you can easily embed. These activities are not just for your humanities classroom but can be used across a range of subject areas.
Civics, Parliament and ComView
29 November 2023
What can you expect from a conference session from Parliament of Victoria to look like? Lots of hands-on activities, time for discussion and some strategies to make connections between civics concepts and your classroom.
Supporting your visit to Parliament House
11 November 2022
If you're planning to book an excursion to Parliament House, we've put together this series of activities and resources that can be used to help prepare your students pre-visit and consolidate their learning post-visit.
Unpacking parliament in an accessible way
General | 30 October 2023
New youth-led podcast series answers a variety of questions about parliament.
"New LC, who dis?" Representation in the new Legislative Council
17 October 2023
As we approach the first anniversary of the 60th Parliament of Victoria, we take a look at the composition and role of the Legislative Council, the voting processes, the minor parties, the diverse voices and what all of this means for democracy.
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The Victorian Parliament's suite of education resources and our outreach programs to schools are supported by the Department of Education and Training through their Strategic Partnerships program.
We also acknowledge the work of the parliament's Education Advisory Panel, comprised of education practitioners who provide advice and guidance on our education programs and resources.