How can young people be involved in local decision making?

In this lesson, we learn techniques for identifying and prioritising issues and problems in a local area and what tools and techniques can be used to make a difference and campaign. We will also learn how to take part in an Active Citizenship project, focusing on the skills and knowledge needed to create a powerful petition.

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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!

Q1.True or false? Democracy is a system of government whereby people are able to express their views fairly and vote.

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Q2.True or false? A voter registration drive is an organised process of encouraging residents to register to vote. All voters must be on the electoral register.

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Q3.True or false? The ballot box is where votes are placed, once cast, in a polling station

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Q4.Which of the following BEST describes a manifesto?

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Q5.A political party or group with the majority of councillors can run the council and make decisions. To calculate whether a political party or group has a majority, which formula should you use?

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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.True or false? Democracy is a system of government whereby people are able to express their views fairly and vote.

1/5

Q2.True or false? A voter registration drive is an organised process of encouraging residents to register to vote. All voters must be on the electoral register.

2/5

Q3.True or false? The ballot box is where votes are placed, once cast, in a polling station

3/5

Q4.Which of the following BEST describes a manifesto?

4/5

Q5.A political party or group with the majority of councillors can run the council and make decisions. To calculate whether a political party or group has a majority, which formula should you use?

5/5

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How can young people be involved in local decision making?

Assess what you learnt in your lesson today by completing the quiz below. Don't forget to click 'get your score' at the end. Good luck!

Q1.True or false? A petition is a list of names that support a particular cause.

1/5

Q2.True or false? To raise an issue with the local council, you could speak up as a concerned resident at a council committee meeting.

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Q3.True or false? Planning your Citizenship action by looking at both the 'pros' and 'cons' of different potential campaigns tools and techniques is very important?

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Q4.Which statement is a 'pro' about the use of petitions?

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Q5.True or false? Petitions usually contain a 'call to action' - including the phrase ‘we the undersigned’.

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Quiz:

How can young people be involved in local decision making?

Assess what you learnt in your lesson today by completing the quiz below. Don't forget to click 'get your score' at the end. Good luck!

Q1.True or false? A petition is a list of names that support a particular cause.

1/5

Q2.True or false? To raise an issue with the local council, you could speak up as a concerned resident at a council committee meeting.

2/5

Q3.True or false? Planning your Citizenship action by looking at both the 'pros' and 'cons' of different potential campaigns tools and techniques is very important?

3/5

Q4.Which statement is a 'pro' about the use of petitions?

4/5

Q5.True or false? Petitions usually contain a 'call to action' - including the phrase ‘we the undersigned’.

5/5

Lesson summary: How can young people be involved in local decision making?

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This was the final lesson in the unit How does local democracy work? .

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