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Democracy (Part 1): What is a General Election?

This lesson forms the first part of a three-part unit on democracy.

Overview

This lesson forms the first part of a three-part unit on Democracy.  Pupils explore the meaning of ‘democracy’, and the ways in which citizens can participate in democratic life in Britain. They learn about the role of the Prime Minister, Members of Parliament and political parties, and how a general election works.

Cross-curricular links: English, history

Learning Activities:-

Reading political news stories from different sources aimed at children e.g First News
Discussing which political issues matter to them
Learning about the Suffragettes

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