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General Election 2017 resources (assembly & classroom)

These free resources will support your students to understand the UK democratic process.

The PowerPoint has been created for use as either a stand alone assembly or with its accompanying debate activity as a classroom lesson. It has been designed to be delivered leading up to the General Election on June 8th 2017.

The resource covers: what a General Election is and why the UK is having an early election; polling; the difference in outcomes across the four UK nations post Brexit; and a brief look at the main parties ‘visions’ ahead of their manifestos. The resource puts forward an unbiased perspective while also giving a digestible reflection of the present understanding in the country.

The General Election debate activity then gives the students a chance to represent one of five political parties. Briefed with some key policy points, students are challenged to advocate for their party’s manifesto to win votes from the rest of their classmates. Students get the opportunity to review the different political viewpoints and experience the voting process. As a result participants become more informed and confident about the way our democracy is run.

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These free resources will support your students to understand the UK democratic process.

The PowerPoint has been created for use as either a stand alone assembly or with its accompanying debate activity as a classroom lesson. It has been designed to be delivered leading up to the General Election on June 8th 2017.

The resource covers: what a General Election is and why the UK is having an early election; polling; the difference in outcomes across the four UK nations post Brexit; and a brief look at the main parties ‘visions’ ahead of their manifestos. The resource puts forward an unbiased perspective while also giving a digestible reflection of the present understanding in the country.

The General Election debate activity then gives the students a chance to represent one of five political parties. Briefed with some key policy points, students are challenged to advocate for their party’s manifesto to win votes from the rest of their classmates. Students get the opportunity to review the different political viewpoints and experience the voting process. As a result participants become more informed and confident about the way our democracy is run.


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