In this lesson we look at the ways you can get involved in school decision-making. After reviewing two case studies, you will consider your opinion and explain how much students should get involved in decision-making in their schools.
Unit: How can young people play an active role in democracy?
In this lesson we look at the ways in which you can get involved and make a difference in your local community. We 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 consider the arguments for and against voting reform.You will review your opinion 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 local and national level.
In this lesson we will use a case study approach to consider how we can make change happen.
In this lesson we will explore what the role of the local council and councillor is. 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 for the local area. You will be given the opportunity to develop your speech making skills as part of this lesson.
Units in Citizenship
Units in Active 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?