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The best Civics & Citizenship and VCE Legal Studies resources in one place.

Finding up-to-date and interesting resources for your students can be hard. Victoria Law Foundation has made it easy by bringing them all together in one place. Search our database to find resources produced by the legal sector to support your teaching in Civics & Citizenship and VCE Legal Studies.

Have a look at what the Foundation publishes.

30 resources

County Court virtual tour

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Take a virtual tour of the County Court.

Accurate at: 23 January, 2019

Year 11 and 12 court visits

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The County Court Schools Program seeks to provide VCE Legal Studies students with a first-hand experience of the Victorian justice system. Students participating in the program are provided with a unique opportunity to meet and interact with a County Court judge and observe a proceeding before the court.

Accurate at: 23 January, 2019

County Court fact sheets

VCE unit 1
VCE unit 2
VCE unit 3
VCE unit 4
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14 fact sheets covering a broad range of the County Court's work. Each directly responds to the VCE Legal Studies curriculum.

Accurate at: 19 December, 2018

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Parliament's Learning & Teacher Resources

Civics & Citizenship
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Parliament's VCE Legal Studies resources page where there is a series of new lesson plans addressing the relevant parts of the new curriculum.

Accurate at: 19 December, 2018

Civics and Citizenship in action: approaches and activities

Civics & Citizenship
Law Talks handouts
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Study notes which are particularly relevant to students studying Civics and Citizenship. It includes classroom activities, questions and answers and case studies. Prepared by Jim Ouliaris at Comview 2018.

Accurate at: 19 December, 2018

VCE Legal Studies Films

VCE unit 1
VCE unit 2
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The County Court has made eight short films tracking the progress of a criminal and civil case. Each directly relates to the VCE Legal Studies curriculum.

Accurate at: 19 December, 2018

Role play

Danielle come to judgment

VCE unit 3
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A fully scripted hearing designed to help students become familiar with the procedure for conducting a hearing in the Magistrates' Court of Victoria.

VCE unit 3, Area of study 1: The Victorian criminal justice system

Accurate at: 31 January, 2018

Sex, young people and the law
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Sex, young people and the law (education kit)

Civics & Citizenship
VCE unit 1
VCE unit 2
VCE unit 3
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A kit for educators to assist young people to understand their legal rights and responsibilities and make informed decisions about sex and relationships.

The kit covers the following topics:

  • age of consent
  • consent
  • cyber bullying
  • sexting.

Developed by Victoria Legal Aid and Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre.

Accurate at: 31 January, 2018

Bail and parole

Civics & Citizenship
VCE unit 3
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The purposes of bail and parole, and how they differ.

5 Bail and parole

Accurate at: 15 January, 2018

Culpable driving courtroom drama

VCE unit 1
VCE unit 2
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The National Trust of Victoria's new Culpable Driving Court Room Drama looks at the case of a young man, Kim Tran, who was charged with culpable driving in the County Court. The case is based on a real case, but names, dates and details have been changed to maintain the confidentiality of the original participants. This program includes new video projections and an updated script. This courtroom drama was launched in February 2016 and was funded by a grant from the Victoria Law Foundation.

Accurate at: 22 February, 2016

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Bike law

Civics & Citizenship
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A bike rider's guide to road rules in Victoria.

Accurate at: 29 November, 2015

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Respect me

Civics & Citizenship
VCE unit 1
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The National Trust of Victoria, in partnership with the Gippsland Legal Service, has developed a courtroom drama entitled ‘Respect Me’, the purpose of which is to inform students of the dangers of inappropriate use of social media.

Accurate at: 19 November, 2015

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Magna Carta: The story of our freedom

VCE unit 2
VCE unit 3
VCE unit 4
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A range of resources developed to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission the series of online educational resources explore the evolution of human rights since 1215 and the impact that Magna Carta has had on our human rights and freedoms in Australia.

The resources include:

  • Magna Carta: The story of our freedom interactive resource
  • The Magna Carta video
  • Magna Carta: The story of our freedom teacher resources

Accurate at: 14 June, 2015

Various resources

Victoria's Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities

VCE unit 2
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The Victorian Charter of Human Rights contains 20 basic rights that promote and protect the values of freedom, respect, equality and dignity. This includes rights in criminal proceedings, such as the right to trial and the presumption of innocence. Follow this link to find out who the Charter applies to and how it works.

VCE unit 2, Area of study 3: Rights

Published: 2014

This page was last updated on March 15, 2018