How can we exercise democratic rights without a vote?

This lesson explores some of the ways that citizens can participate in a democracy, without voting. We investigate local, national and international organisations that work to challenge injustice and protect political rights and freedoms. To complete the lesson, you are asked to make a pledge of something that you could do this year to make a difference in your community.

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Q1.True or false, you can register to vote at 16?

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Q2.Which of these countries is NOT in the United Kingdom?

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Q3.The age group who vote the most are:

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Q4.Only in Scotland can 16-17 year olds vote in parliamentary elections

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Q5.Which of these is a key citizenship skill?

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Q6.Which of these is an argument for lowering the voting age to 16?

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Q7.Would you vote to lower the age of voting to 16?

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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

Question 7

Q1.True or false, you can register to vote at 16?

1/7

Q2.Which of these countries is NOT in the United Kingdom?

2/7

Q3.The age group who vote the most are:

3/7

Q4.Only in Scotland can 16-17 year olds vote in parliamentary elections

4/7

Q5.Which of these is a key citizenship skill?

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Q6.Which of these is an argument for lowering the voting age to 16?

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Q7.Would you vote to lower the age of voting to 16?

7/7

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How can we exercise democratic rights without a vote?

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Q1.True or false, I can only use my democratic right by voting?

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Q2.We have the democratic right to expect:

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Q3.Which of these is a democratic right?

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Q4.You can vote in all elections in the UK when you turn

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Q5.What is the name of the organisation that has members of young people who debate issues with Parliament?

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Q6.Amnesty International campaigns for:

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Q7.I will make a pledge to exercise my democratic rights and take one action this year:

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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.

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How can we exercise democratic rights without a vote?

Please complete this short quiz to test your knowledge!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Q1.True or false, I can only use my democratic right by voting?

1/7

Q2.We have the democratic right to expect:

2/7

Q3.Which of these is a democratic right?

3/7

Q4.You can vote in all elections in the UK when you turn

4/7

Q5.What is the name of the organisation that has members of young people who debate issues with Parliament?

5/7

Q6.Amnesty International campaigns for:

6/7

Q7.I will make a pledge to exercise my democratic rights and take one action this year:

7/7

Lesson summary: How can we exercise democratic rights without a vote?

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