In this lesson. we will look at the ways you can get involved in school decision making. After reviewing two case studies, we will consider our opinions and explain how much students should get involved in decision making in their schools.
Unit Overview: How can young people play an active role in democracy?
For next step we recommend the unit: How can we make a difference in society? Active citizenship project.
For next step we recommend the unit: How can citizens bring about change?.
In this lesson, we will look at the ways in which we can get involved and make a difference in our local community. We will look at different options for young people to get involved in local democracy and find out more about the role of Youth Councils.
In this lesson, we will consider the arguments for and against voting reform. We will review our opinions and assess the opinions of two different writers before creating a written response to the question, 'should the voting age be reformed?'.
In this lesson, we will consider how we can use the democratic process to influence those in power, at both the local and the national level. We will look at who has political power and how citizens can demonstrate political power through lobbying, demonstrations and petitions.
In this lesson, we will use a case study approach to consider how we can make change happen. We will look at case studies of Rosa Parks, Greta Thunberg, Malala Yousafzai and June Eric Udorie to consider how individuals can create substantial local, national and international change.
In this lesson, we will learn about the role of the local council and councillor. We will then consider whether it is important for young people to be able to stand for election to represent the views of other young people of the local area. Lastly, we will develop our speech making skills so that we can express our views clearly and persuasively.
Units in Citizenship
- Citizenship - What's it all about?
- What are our identities and communities?
- What rights should all children have?
- How does local democracy work?
- What is crime?
- How can we make a difference in our communities?
- How does the political system work in the UK?
- How does the media affect us?
- What is the law and how is it changed?
- How can citizens bring about change?
- Why was the struggle for the vote important today?
- What can we do about global problems?
- How is the UK governed?
- Are people treated equally in UK society?
- Why do people move around the world?
- How can we manage money well?
- Can digital democracy increase political participation?
- How can young people play an active role in democracy?