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Magna Carta: The Story of Our Freedom

Rights and Freedoms
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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 digital resources – including an interactive infographic, a short animated video and accompanying teacher resources - have been mapped to the Australian Curriculum for History and Civics and Citizenship for Years 5 and 6 and Years 9 and 10.

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.