Are elections truly fair?

In this lesson, we will explore the importance of elections to democracy. We will go on to investigate two different types of voting systems: First Past the Post and Proportional Representation.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is direct democracy?

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Q2.Jean-Jacques Rousseau argued that elected representatives could not decide the will of the people the citizens should make those decisions directly.

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Q3.In Switzerland referendums are held at least:

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Q4.One advantage of direct democracy is:

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Q5.One disadvantage of direct democracy is:

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Q6.Which landmark decision was decided by a UK wide referendum?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is direct democracy?

1/6

Q2.Jean-Jacques Rousseau argued that elected representatives could not decide the will of the people the citizens should make those decisions directly.

2/6

Q3.In Switzerland referendums are held at least:

3/6

Q4.One advantage of direct democracy is:

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Q5.One disadvantage of direct democracy is:

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Q6.Which landmark decision was decided by a UK wide referendum?

6/6

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- Are elections truly fair?

Citizenship

Q1.What is the role of elections in a democracy?

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Q2.The first past the post system is:

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Q3.One advantage of using the first past the post system is:

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Q4.One disadvantage of the first past the post system is:

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Q5.Which statement accurately describes proportional representation (PR).

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Q6.Identify two advantages of a PR system.

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

- Are elections truly fair?

Citizenship

Q1.What is the role of elections in a democracy?

1/6

Q2.The first past the post system is:

2/6

Q3.One advantage of using the first past the post system is:

3/6

Q4.One disadvantage of the first past the post system is:

4/6

Q5.Which statement accurately describes proportional representation (PR).

5/6

Q6.Identify two advantages of a PR system.

Select two (2) boxes

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Lesson summary: Are elections truly fair?

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