Unit: How can citizens bring about change?


6 lessons

Why and how should citizens take action?

We begin the lesson by recapping the different roles citizens take in democratic society linked to the Article 21 of the UDHR. We consider why it is important for citizens to be involved in democratic decision-making. We explore the power of citizens in holding those in power to account through parliamentary select committees. Using the education committee as an example, we find out how we as citizens can get involved in the work that committees do and what is involved in giving evidence.