Glossary (Version 8.4)

A form of government where a decision-making power is vested in the people. In a democracy, the people or their elected representatives determine policy and/or laws. Equality of rights is a principle of democracy.

A study of characteristics of human populations, such as size, age profile and life expectancy.

As described in the Australian Curriculum: History, a detailed study of specific aspects of a historical period, for example, a particular society, event, movement or development. It gives students an opportunity to develop and apply concepts and skills of historical inquiry. A depth study commonly employs investigation of a range of sources, and may include site and museum visits.

Economic, social and political changes that improve the wellbeing of people.

Data generated in a computer, that is, digital audio, digital video, the World Wide Web and other technologies.