Deliberative Debate: What are the strengths and weaknesses of democracy in the UK?

In this lesson, we will recall all that we have learnt over the last few weeks on the topic of democracy. We will then prepare a speech answering our overarching question for this unit, does democracy in the UK work well?

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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!

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Q1.What are the different ways of improving democracy?

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Q2.Which out of the four nations have not lowered the voting age?

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Q3.Which statement supports lowering the voting age?

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Q4.Which statement suggests the voting age should NOT be lowered?

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Q5.Why might lowering the voting age help improve democracy?

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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!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What are the different ways of improving democracy?

1/5

Q2.Which out of the four nations have not lowered the voting age?

2/5

Q3.Which statement supports lowering the voting age?

3/5

Q4.Which statement suggests the voting age should NOT be lowered?

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Q5.Why might lowering the voting age help improve democracy?

5/5

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- Deliberative Debate: What are the strengths and weaknesses of democracy in the UK?

Citizenship

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Q1.Democracy is a system of government in which power is vested in people and can mean 'rule by the people’.

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Q2.One feature of a healthy democracy is:

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Q3.Why is media freedom important?

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Q4.Some argue one way of improving democracy is to:

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Q5.Proportional representation is:

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Quiz:

- Deliberative Debate: What are the strengths and weaknesses of democracy in the UK?

Citizenship

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Democracy is a system of government in which power is vested in people and can mean 'rule by the people’.

1/5

Q2.One feature of a healthy democracy is:

2/5

Q3.Why is media freedom important?

3/5

Q4.Some argue one way of improving democracy is to:

4/5

Q5.Proportional representation is:

5/5

Lesson summary: Deliberative Debate: What are the strengths and weaknesses of democracy in the UK?

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