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For Schools

For Students and Teachers

One of the best parts about my job is visiting schools in my electorate and answering some great questions from the students. I am often asked to speak to schools as part of a study unit on how the Australian Parliament operates. I have compiled some resources that might be helpful for both students and teachers.

Find out about Parliament House school tours here: www.peo.gov.au

How to make sure your school is flying our national flag: http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/

Helpful Mitchell facts

Did you know…

  • Six people have held the seat of Mitchell – the electorate of Mitchell is 101 sq km.

  • Over 90,000 people live in the electorate of Mitchell.

  • Mitchell was named after Sir Thomas Mitchell (1792- 1888, a noted Australian explorer and surveyor.

Helpful websites for school projects:

Parliamentary Education Office

www.peo.gov.au

Australian Government homepage

www.australia.gov.au

Australian Parliament House

www.aph.gov.au

Australia’s Prime Ministers

www.primeministers.naa.gov.au/

Australia’s Coat of Arms

www.dfat.gov.au/facts/coat_of_arms

Australian Electoral Commission

www.aec.gov.au

The Australian Constitution

www.aph.gov.au/senate/general/constitution/index.htm

National Museum of Australia

www.nma.gov.au/index.html

National Archives of Australia

www.naa.gov.au/

National Library of Australia

www.nla.gov.au/

Australian War Memorial

www.awm.gov.au/

 

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