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Citizenship Defining Moments: Reflections

<p>Australian flag flying in Toowoomba, Queensland</p>

Photo: Lachlan Fearnley

<p>Australian flag flying in Toowoomba, Queensland</p>

1. Reflect on the rights and responsibilities of Australian citizenship that you have learned about in this module. What do you think is the most important aspect of being an Australian citizen?

2. Imagine that the Department of Home Affairs office have asked you for some new questions to include on the Australian Citizenship test. Work in pairs to discuss what is important for Australian citizens to know, then write at least two questions for the citizenship test. You may need to do some research so that you can also include the correct answer!

National symbols are things that can become closely connected to what it means to be a citizen of a country. One example of this is a nation’s flag. You can find out about Australia’s flag and its significance at the Defining Moment in Australian history: 1954 A national symbol — Australian flag defined.

3. What does the Australian flag represent to you? Explain your answer.

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