KS3

Lesson plans
(revised September 2014)

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Having your say
Campaigning
Democracy in the EU
Migration
Human rights

Having your say

Learning objective

Learn how you can have your say in getting things changed for the better in your community

Key question

How straightforward is it for citizens to get their voice heard and changes made?

Success criteria

    Describe how you can use the democratic process to get your voice heard
    Identify some of the channels you can use to present your case
    List some of the actions you would take to get started

Lesson plan KS3 - Having your say


Campaigning

Lesson objectives

Learn how campaigning can be used by individual citizens working together to bring about change

Success criteria

    Identify the main elements of a successful campaign
    Choose topics that would be suitable for a campaign
    Devise a suitable slogan to describe a campaign

KS3 lesson plan - Campaigning


Democracy in the EU

Learning objective

Learn how laws get made in democracies and the role citizens can play in the law making process.

Success criteria

   Describe the role of political parties in a democracy
   Describe the role of parliament
   Describe how democracy works elsewhere, e.g. in the European Union

This will take at least two lessons.

Lesson plan KS3 - Democracy in the EU


Migration

Learning objective

Learn what it means to be a UK citizen in a changing and diverse society

Success criteria and assessment activities


   Describe some of the different identities that people have
   Describe some of the ways that those differences reveal themselves
   State some of the values and behaviours UK citizens have in common

Lesson plan KS3 - Migration


Human rights

Learning objectives

Learn about different kinds of rights and responsibilities, how they are protected, and how some can conflict.

Key question/ Bigger picture: why are human rights important/ when did people starting defining human rights?

Success criteria

    Make a list of human rights
    Explain what they mean
    Describe how human rights are enforced
    Quote an example that shows that rights are linked to responsibilities

KS3 lesson plan - Human rights


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