Leadership and Legacy of Democracy

Museum of Australian Democracy Category winner 2014, Sophia Youn Jee Min with Director Daryl Karp. Photo: Steve Keough

Museum of Australian Democracy Category winner 2014, Sophia Youn Jee Min with Director Daryl Karp. Photo: Steve Keough

The National History Challenge invites students to be historians — researching and interpreting the past. The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is pleased to sponsor a special category in this year’s challenge ‘Leadership and Legacy of Democracy’.

A democracy is a place where everyone can have a say. Throughout history, many voices have contributed to the move toward political freedoms, equality and democratic systems of government. The Museum of Australian Democracy traces the development of democracy through the stories of ordinary people, from all walks of life who used their voices to achieve extraordinary things.

Students from years 5-12 are invited to research and create an entry that considers the legacy and/or leadership demonstrated by an individual, organisation, group, event or historical document. Entries may refer to political leaders, activists or any other person or group who have influenced the development of democracy throughout the world. Students might also choose to focus on the democratic legacy of a historical document or event. Entries are not limited to Australian figures.

Entries for 2015 close on 21 August.

The National History Challenge is a research-based competition for students. Entries for 2015 are now open and close on 21 August. More information is available on the National History Challenge site.

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

18 King George Terrace
Parkes ACT 2610

Open daily 9am–5pm
(closed Christmas Day)

Contact

Ann-Elise Koerntjes
Schools Learning Officer

Phone: 02 6270 8114

Research Library
Australian Prime Ministers Centre

Phone: 02 6270 8270