External Influences Australian Democracy


How did the British and US Nations influence Australia’s legal and parliamentary systems? How is the Queen connected to Australia? What similarities do we still share with other countries today? This resource is aligned with the Australian Curriculum for Year 5 and 6 (ACHHK113). Use this fantastic resource which includes informational slides and worksheets for students to explore what Australian democracy is and the external impact of the USA and Great Britain on our government and policies today!

These colourful slides can also be printed out to be used as posters around the classroom. This information will provide students with a strong background of knowledge to complete the worksheets provided in this download.

  • Worksheet 1 & 2: Written short answer tasks and fill in table based on the influence of GB and USA on Australian democracy
  • Worksheet 3: Fill in the blanks worksheet (includes a wordbank)
  • File Size: 1MB
  • File Type: PDF
  • Number of Pages: 17

Informational slides include the following:

  • What is a democracy?
  • What are external influences on democracy?
  • Britains influence on Australian systems
  • Australia’s separation of powers: current minister positions
  • The British monarchy and Australia
  • The Union Jack- National Flag similarities
  • Similarities between British and Australian political and cultural life
  • The United States influence on Australian systems
  • Federal government model
  • Similarities between the USA and Australia


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    Resources for Teaching Australia

    Very thorough content and all aligned to Aust Curriculum.  Great resource to the unit.

    Belinda M

    Resources for Teaching Australia

    Thank you very helpful for my Australian unit. Saved me lots of time. 

    Lozz K

    Resources for Teaching Australia

    Exactly what a teacher needs when they have early finishers and they are working with a child/children and need others to continue working independently. 

    Molly B

    Resources for Teaching Australia

    Great colourful resources. Loved the sorting activity- it provided for lots of discussion.

    Sue W

    Resources for Teaching Australia

    Great content and appropriate language for my year six students. Thanks for taking the time to create this resource and for sharing it. 

    Cassie O

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