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Democracy (Part 2): Local and Central Government

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

Overview

This lesson forms the second part of a three-part unit on democracy. Pupils learn about the function of central and local government and the difference between MPs and councillors.

Pupils explore the job of Parliament, taking a look at the role of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. They examine a range of issues faced by citizens deciding which political representative is best placed to help.

Learning activities:

Who are my representatives?
Whose problem?
Designing a new political party

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