At a glance
In this activity, students
- reflect on the different communities they belong to and then consider the idea of their electoral community
- examine their own federal electoral district and compare it to at least one other, using maps and fact sheets, and
- consolidate their learning by considering questions like which member of Parliament would have an easier job representing their electoral community.
Big idea: Each federal electoral district has its own election. The community of voters chooses one candidate to represent the whole district in Parliament.
Subjects: This activity is designed for a geography, social studies, civics or citizenship class.
Time needed: 60 minutes