One of the key focus areas South Australia’s Commissioner for Children and Young People identified as a priority in consultation with SA’s children and young people, is to increase their engagement with and participation in society. This website has been devised specifically to provide young people with access to a one stop online resource portal for all things Civics and Citizenship. The site contains links to over 230 resources from around the state. If you can’t find a C&C resource that you think should be on this site please email us.
The Commissioner’s Civics in the City grant program provides disadvantaged schools with funding to visit the Adelaide CBD and engage with the learning experiences students would otherwise miss out on. Young people from the recipient school receive a guided tour and activity session in the Parliament of South Australia.
Image: Students from Leigh Creek on a Civics Tour that includes a visit to SA Parliament House.
yChange is South Australia’s first curriculum aligned, project based, action civics resource for primary and secondary educators. It was developed over an eighteen-month timeframe with input from students, educators and civic experts and is designed to empower young South Australians with the attitudes, skills and knowledge they need to become active, responsible citizens.
The Civics Directory is an online resource portal for South Australian students and educators that curates content relating to civics and citizenship in one easy to access place. It contains links to more than 230 civics related resources by audience, resource type and subject. You can search everything from places to visit to youth advocacy, from civics awards to. You’ll find a brief overview with links to the resource on its origin website.
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This site brings together a diversity of government, corporate and community organisations committed to ensuring young
people have a clear understanding of Australia’s democracy and how it works, including how they can participate to
shape it in ways they believe will strengthen our communities and bring about positive change for all.