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Systems of government

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Democracy versus dictatorship – Egypt 2011
This lesson looks at what is meant by a democracy and dictatorship. It examines the conflict in Egypt to draw out features of a dictatorship and compares those to a democracy. For activity two you will need pictures which are available on the pdf version of this resource.
Y10 | Democracy and government |  From the Citizenship resource collection(s): Systems of government
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Electoral systems
This lesson looks at the different voting systems used in various parts of the UK and the pros and cons of each.
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Y10 Y11 | Democracy and government |  From the Citizenship resource collection(s): Systems of government
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From democracy to dictatorship
Your class votes in a leader who issues instructions to everyone else, then cancels all future elections! The class then looks at how this happened, how it could have been prevented and the situations in various countries, as well as the nature of the dictatorship of their head teacher!
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Y9 Y10 | Democracy and government |  From the Citizenship resource collection(s): Systems of government
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Democracy and general elections
Looking for a simplified Year 8 guide to general elections? Search no further than this PowerPoint-led session. Students will relish the chance to create mini guides to democracy!
Y8 | Democracy and government |  From the Citizenship resource collection(s): Systems of government
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Youth Parliament
Do your students associate politicians with grey beards? Explode the myth by promoting Youth Parliament. The challenging code-breaker will leave all of your class feeling that politics is relevant to teenagers.
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Y9 | Democracy and government |  From the Citizenship resource collection(s): Systems of government
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General election
Which student's flyer will lead to a win at the ballot box? Thanks to clear PowerPoint instructions throughout, this ICT lesson will run itself for your Year 10s. Prepare to be blown away by their political campaigns! Created for the 2010 general election, but easily adaptable to any election year.
Y10 | Democracy and government |  From the Citizenship resource collection(s): Systems of government
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The good, the bad and the ugly (Lesson 1 of 5)
Part of a series of five lessons based on democracy. Students consider what the terms ‘democracy’ and ‘election’ mean and will go on to demonstrate in practical ways some of the problems associated with implementing democracy via a class election.
Y9 | Democracy and government |  From the Citizenship resource collection(s): Systems of government
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The good, the bad and the ugly (Lesson 2 of 5)
The second in a series of five lessons based on democracy, this lesson shows students how difficult it is to establish a democracy and makes them think of the major issues involved in running an election.
Y9 | Democracy and government |  From the Citizenship resource collection(s): Systems of government
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The good, the bad and the ugly (Lesson 3 of 5)
The third in a series of five based on democracy, this lesson establishes the organisational aspects that enable the election to take place in the next lesson. The rules will be clarified and the different roles of the students will be established.
Y9 | Democracy and government |  From the Citizenship resource collection(s): Systems of government
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The good, the bad and the ugly (Lesson 4 of 5)
Fourth in a series of five based on democracy, this lesson is when the election takes place.
Y9 | Democracy and government |  From the Citizenship resource collection(s): Systems of government
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The good, the bad and the ugly (Lesson 5 of 5)
The last in a series of five based on democracy, this lesson gives the result of the election and provides time for reflection on the issue of democracy.
Y9 | Democracy and government |  From the Citizenship resource collection(s): Systems of government
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We need an election! (Lesson 1)
Students find out more about general elections through a lively activity in which groups plan election campaigns for imaginary political parties. The pressure is on to plan the best campaign for next lesson's political rally!
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Y10 | Democracy and government | Rights and responsibilities |  From the Citizenship resource collection(s): Systems of government
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We need an election! (Lesson 2)
Based on last lesson’s preparations, a mini political rally is staged in which spokespersons make speeches to the audience and take questions from the floor. Peer-assessment is used to evaluate each party’s election campaign.
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Y10 | Democracy and government | Rights and responsibilities |  From the Citizenship resource collection(s): Systems of government
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Democracy
Challenging circle-time memory activity in which students are asked to recite a list of all countries in world according to their level of democracy!
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Y8 | Democracy and government |  From the Citizenship resource collection(s): Systems of government
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What influences us?
Students look at who or what influences (e.g. the media, peer group, parents, etc) their decisions in various aspects of their lives. Get them thinking!
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Y7 Y8 | Democracy and government |  From the Citizenship resource collection(s): Critical thinking | Systems of government
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How does the UK compare?
Looking at how different countries around the world are governed, allowing students to make comparisons between UK democracy and political systems in other parts of the world.
Y7 Y8 | Democracy and government |  From the Citizenship resource collection(s): Systems of government
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How do political parties work for you?
Ask students to identify the leaders and key policies of the mainstream political parties in the UK. By doing this, they will learn about the political party system.
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Y8 | Democracy and government |  From the Citizenship resource collection(s): Systems of government
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Has devolution been good or bad for the UK?
Identify component flags of Union Jack. Matching activity containing opinions which are both pro- and anti- devolution in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Y7 Y8 | Democracy and government | Diversity and identity |  From the Citizenship resource collection(s): Systems of government
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