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Magna Carta – The Story of Our Freedom

Magna Carta has had an enduring legacy that has shaped the human rights and freedoms that all Australians enjoy today. In particular, Magna Carta advanced ideas of freedom, justice and the rule of law, principles which have become enshrined in our democracy.

To mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the Australian Human Rights Commission has created a series of online educational resources which 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 two digital resources – an interactive infographic and a short animated video – have been mapped to the Australian Curriculum for History and Civics and Citizenship.


History, Civics and Citizenship

Year Level

Year 5, Year 6

Type of Resource

Lesson Plan, Interactive

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