How can we improve democracy in the UK?

In this lesson we will explore the different ways in which democracy could be improved within the UK. We will analyse the debate around allowing 16 year olds to vote.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.What are the three types of media:

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Q2.What does media freedom mean?

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Q3.In a democracy, the media's role is to hold government to account.

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Q4.Another role of the media is to:

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Q5.How is the media controlled?

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Q6.Why is the media important in a 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!

Q1.What are the three types of media:

1/6

Q2.What does media freedom mean?

2/6

Q3.In a democracy, the media's role is to hold government to account.

3/6

Q4.Another role of the media is to:

4/6

Q5.How is the media controlled?

5/6

Q6.Why is the media important in a democracy?

6/6

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- How can we improve democracy in the UK?

Citizenship

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:

- How can we improve democracy in the UK?

Citizenship

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?

4/5

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

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Lesson summary: How can we improve democracy in the UK?

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