Democracy resources for ages 11-18

Political literacy resources for secondary and post-16 students.

New for 2023-24, this four-part democracy set has been designed to introduce students to the concept of democracy.

The packs are highly flexible, and can be delivered in a way that suits you:

  • Deliver all the content as a drop-down day on democracy
  • Pick and choose activities to build individual lessons
  • Use 5-15 minute segments, perfect for tutor-time
  • Give an introductory assembly on democracy

Four-part democracy resource pack

Pick and choose between these introductory lessons and assemblies about voting, government and political parties.

Politics and Democracy, KS3 (ages 11-14)

What is Democracy?

This resource pack is the first of a four-part set which has been designed to introduce students to the...

Politics and Democracy, KS3 (ages 11-14)

Voting and the General Election

This resource pack is the second of a four-part set which has been designed to introduce students to the...

Lessons, Politics and Democracy, KS3 (ages 11-14)

Local and Central Government

This resource pack is the third of a four-part set which has been designed to introduce students to the...

Lessons, Politics and Democracy, KS3 (ages 11-14)

What is a Political Party?

This resource pack is the fourth of a four-part set which has been designed to introduce students to the...

Immersive activities about politics

Help students put knowledge into practice with these immersive classroom sessions.

Lessons, Sustainability and the Environment, KS4 (ages 14-16)

Mock G7 Pack

The UK hosted the G7 Summit in June 2021. Young Citizens wants to engage young people across the UK...

Lessons, Understanding Rules & The Law, KS4 (ages 14-16)

Mock Trials Classroom Pack

The Mock Trial Competitions are our longest-running active citizenship experiences. Since 1991, we have provided unparalleled exposure to the...

Lessons, Politics and Democracy, KS4 (ages 14-16)

Mock Parliament Debate

Aimed at students in KS4 and 5 (13-18 year olds) the pack is designed to be delivered over a...

More democracy resources

Ready for more democracy learning? Explore political issues in more depth with these individual lesson plans.

Lessons, Understanding Rules & The Law, KS4 (ages 14-16)

The Big Legal Lesson 2024 (ages 11-18+)

The law affects every aspect of our lives, but children and young people rarely learn about it in the...

Lessons, Economics, Money and Managing Resources, KS4 (ages 14-16)

COVID and the Economy

During this session, students will critically examine some of the key economic considerations of the pandemic. They will explore...

Lessons, Economics, Money and Managing Resources, KS4 (ages 14-16)

Be Your Own Councillor

Aimed at KS4 or Post-16, by the end of the lesson students will: Understand the role of local government;...

Lessons, Economics, Money and Managing Resources, KS5 (ages 16-18)

The Government and the Economy

During this lesson students examine the role of national government in relation to taxation and public spending. The lesson...