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What is a Political Party?

What is a political party and can anyone form one? How do you know what priorities the different parties in the UK have and why is it important to your students?

Overview

This resource pack is the fourth of a four-part set which has been designed to introduce students to the concept of democracy. Each pack can be delivered independently of each other, or combined together to form a broader scheme of work. The pack contains four separate activities during which students will explore:

  • What a political party is.
  • The purpose of manifestos.
  • The role and responsibilities of an MP.
  • What priorities they would have if they were to form a political party.

 

How does the pack work?

Each pack can be delivered in a number of different ways depending on the time you have available:

  • Use all the content to deliver a drop-down day on democracy;
  • Pick and choose the activities you want to focus on and use these to build individual lessons;
  • Where full lessons are not available each activity is further broken down into 5-15 minute segments, perfect for tutor-time;

The accompanying PowerPoint covers all the key learning points from the pack and could be used as the activities are being delivered. Alternatively, it provides a perfect introductory assembly to what a democracy is.

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