How is local democracy different to national government?

In this lesson we will explore some of the key differences between local and central government. We will use a case study from the Covid-19 to consider what roles both local and central government have played in the response to the pandemic.

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Quiz:

How is local democracy different to national government?

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Q1.True or false, Government is the means by which a group of people organise themselves and divide up authority and power in order achieve goals?

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Q2.'Has powers in a local area like a town, city or county' is a description of Local or Central Government?

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Q3.'Responsible for the security and welfare of the whole country. Sets laws and policies that apply to all of us' is a description of Local or Central Government?

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Q4.'Decisions are made by ministers who are either MPs or Lords and run departments' is a description of Local or Central Government?

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Q5.What is the name of the new hospitals created by Central Government to act as a backup during Covid-19?

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Q6.Who makes decisions in Local Government?

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Q7.Which is the best description of a 'policy'?

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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.

Quiz:

How is local democracy different to national government?

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!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Q1.True or false, Government is the means by which a group of people organise themselves and divide up authority and power in order achieve goals?

1/7

Q2.'Has powers in a local area like a town, city or county' is a description of Local or Central Government?

2/7

Q3.'Responsible for the security and welfare of the whole country. Sets laws and policies that apply to all of us' is a description of Local or Central Government?

3/7

Q4.'Decisions are made by ministers who are either MPs or Lords and run departments' is a description of Local or Central Government?

4/7

Q5.What is the name of the new hospitals created by Central Government to act as a backup during Covid-19?

5/7

Q6.Who makes decisions in Local Government?

6/7

Q7.Which is the best description of a 'policy'?

7/7

Lesson summary: How is local democracy different to national government?

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