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Respectful Civil Discourse: Post-Referendum

For democracies to work, people need to be able to express their opinions, particularly on issues of national importance. It is crucial that these conversations are respectful, approached in a factual way, do not use stereotypes or denigrating language and importantly, do not cause harm.

Teacher Resource Workbook

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Part 1: What does the Uluru Statement mean to you?

  • Use the class engagement prompt to lead a class discussion to consider students’ existing knowledge and to stimulate thoughts about the topic.
  • Watch video: The Uluru Statement from the Heart read by Professor Megan Davis
  • Watch this short video which presents the different opinions of Aboriginal people in the lead up to the Voice Referendum.
  • Read What is the Australian Constitution and what was the 2023 Voice referendum all about? text and watch the support video:
  • Explore interactive hyperlinks and glossary to assist where new vocabulary may be unclear.
  • Students individually work through the above materials, while completing the included facts, questions and thoughts template.
  • Students move into a think-pair-share and exchange thoughts about the Uluru Statement

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