The role of local democracy

In this lesson, we will draw together and recap all of the learning on local democracy covered in our lessons. We will recap knowledge including the role of local councillors and local councils; we will recap the structure of local councils and the importance of local elections; and then we will apply this knowledge to a range of examination style questions.

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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, media, such as social media, is often referred to as traditional media?

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Q2.Which of the following BEST describes the key characteristics of the media in a democracy?

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Q3.Which of the following is NOT a key role of the media in a democracy?

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Q4.Which of the following is a reason to support the publication of MPs' expenses in the media?

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Q5.Which of these statements support the view that the media in the UK is NOT effective in keeping citizens informed about politics?

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Q6.The BUG technique is used to help you think carefully about what an exam question means. BUG means....?

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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, media, such as social media, is often referred to as traditional media?

1/6

Q2.Which of the following BEST describes the key characteristics of the media in a democracy?

2/6

Q3.Which of the following is NOT a key role of the media in a democracy?

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Q4.Which of the following is a reason to support the publication of MPs' expenses in the media?

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Q5.Which of these statements support the view that the media in the UK is NOT effective in keeping citizens informed about politics?

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Q6.The BUG technique is used to help you think carefully about what an exam question means. BUG means....?

6/6

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Worksheet

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Quiz:

How would I respond to an exam question about local 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!

Q1.Local government can make new legislation (laws)?

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Q2.Local councillors are not elected?

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Q3.Local councillors are accountable to...

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Q4.Which service do local councils NOT provide?

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Q5.Which one is not a type of local authority (council)?

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Q6.Which is NOT a way in which local councils are funded

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Q7.Local council officers are meant to be impartial. This means that…

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Q8.Local council officers are accountable to…

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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 would I respond to an exam question about local 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!

Q1.Local government can make new legislation (laws)?

1/8

Q2.Local councillors are not elected?

2/8

Q3.Local councillors are accountable to...

3/8

Q4.Which service do local councils NOT provide?

4/8

Q5.Which one is not a type of local authority (council)?

5/8

Q6.Which is NOT a way in which local councils are funded

6/8

Q7.Local council officers are meant to be impartial. This means that…

7/8

Q8.Local council officers are accountable to…

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Lesson summary: The role of local democracy

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