How can we carry out research for an active citizenship project?

In this lesson we will learn why carrying out research is so important in planning successful Citizenship Action Projects. We will look at the difference between primary and secondary research and different ways this can be carried out. We will go on to see the impact research can have on our original plans and how sometimes it is necessary to adapt these.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.When you choose your topic, the skills that the exam board will be looking for are your abilities to plan practical citizenship actions and deliver benefits or change for a particular community or wider society.

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Q2.Petitions, letter writing, supporting a case, campaigning, organising demonstrations are all…

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Q3.Your active citizenship project should link to the specification for your GCSE course.

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Q4.Your citizenship interests are important so that you can choose a topic that you will enjoy and succeed in.

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Q5.Politics, democracy and the government; law and justice; rights; Britain’s relationship with the rest of the world are all the big issues that you can choose from for your citizenship action project.

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Q6.You need to be able to present your own and others’ viewpoints and represent the views of others in relation to citizenship issues, causes, situations and concepts.

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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!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Q1.When you choose your topic, the skills that the exam board will be looking for are your abilities to plan practical citizenship actions and deliver benefits or change for a particular community or wider society.

1/6

Q2.Petitions, letter writing, supporting a case, campaigning, organising demonstrations are all…

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Q3.Your active citizenship project should link to the specification for your GCSE course.

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Q4.Your citizenship interests are important so that you can choose a topic that you will enjoy and succeed in.

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Q5.Politics, democracy and the government; law and justice; rights; Britain’s relationship with the rest of the world are all the big issues that you can choose from for your citizenship action project.

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Q6.You need to be able to present your own and others’ viewpoints and represent the views of others in relation to citizenship issues, causes, situations and concepts.

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How can we carry out the research for our Active Citizenship Project?

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Q1.Primary research is made by somebody else but helps your investigation.

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Q2.What topic did Tyler want to focus on for his active citizenship project?

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Q3.Newspapers are an example of what type of research?

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Q4.Who did Tyler e-mail to find out about homelessness in his local area?

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Q5.Tyler gathered information through research and enquiry. Why was it important to interpret the evidence gathered?

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How can we carry out the research for our Active Citizenship Project?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Primary research is made by somebody else but helps your investigation.

1/5

Q2.What topic did Tyler want to focus on for his active citizenship project?

2/5

Q3.Newspapers are an example of what type of research?

3/5

Q4.Who did Tyler e-mail to find out about homelessness in his local area?

4/5

Q5.Tyler gathered information through research and enquiry. Why was it important to interpret the evidence gathered?

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Lesson summary: How can we carry out research for an active citizenship project?

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