Should young people have the right to stand in local elections?

In this lesson we will explore what the role of the local council and councillor is. We will then consider whether it is important for young people to be able to stand for election to represent the views of other young people for the local area. You will be given the opportunity to develop your speech making skills as part of this lesson.

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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 is a 'Changemaker'

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Q2.What makes Malala Yousafzai a 'Changemaker'?

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Q3.Who started a campaign and wrote to her local MP to stop the government from removing feminism from the A – Level politics syllabus?

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Q4.Which of these is an example of local democracy action?

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Q5.Starting or supporting a petition is an example of democratic action

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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 is a 'Changemaker'

1/5

Q2.What makes Malala Yousafzai a 'Changemaker'?

2/5

Q3.Who started a campaign and wrote to her local MP to stop the government from removing feminism from the A – Level politics syllabus?

3/5

Q4.Which of these is an example of local democracy action?

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Q5.Starting or supporting a petition is an example of democratic action

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Should young people be able to stand in local council elections?

Citizenship

Q1.What is local democracy?

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Q2.Who has the power to make decisions at a local level?

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Q3.The government will make important decisions about local services like rubbish and recycling collections, roads, swimming pools, museums and leisure centres.

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Q4.Which of these is one role of a local councillor?

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Q5.What age can you stand to become a local councillor?

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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:

Should young people be able to stand in local council elections?

Citizenship

Q1.What is local democracy?

1/5

Q2.Who has the power to make decisions at a local level?

2/5

Q3.The government will make important decisions about local services like rubbish and recycling collections, roads, swimming pools, museums and leisure centres.

3/5

Q4.Which of these is one role of a local councillor?

4/5

Q5.What age can you stand to become a local councillor?

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Lesson summary: Should young people have the right to stand in local elections?

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This was the final lesson in the unit How can young people play an active role in democracy?.

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