Making Change Happen: Campaigning

Making Change Happen: Campaigning

Use these resources to teach pupils about representation and participation in democracy.

Description

In this resource pupils will learn who is in charge of change in the UK, identifying different levels of government and how they can help with different issues. Pupils will examine real-life case studies where they will discover how people have used the democratic process to make a change in society. They will have the opportunity to start their own campaign based on an issue that is important to them.

Learning Outcomes

Students will learn about:

  • The different levels of government in the UK and what they are responsible for
  • How to find and contact their local MP and councillors
  • How members of the Lords can help
  • Why it is important to participate in democracy
  • Different campaigning methods and what makes a campaign effective

Resources

Making Change Happen: Campaigning presentation

Making Change Happen: Campaigning presentation

A short presentation to accompany the two lesson plans.

pptx file - 1.55 MB

Making Change Happen: Campaigning - Lesson One

Making Change Happen: Campaigning - Lesson One

Lesson plan and activities based on the theme, who's in charge of change?

docx file - 3.39 MB

Making Change Happen: Campaigning - Lesson Two

Making Change Happen: Campaigning - Lesson Two

Lesson plan and activities based on the theme, how can we make change happen?

docx file - 1.06 MB

Answer sheet

Answer sheet

Answers to the activities in lessons one and two.

docx file - 1 MB

Curriculum Links

Curriculum Links

Find out how the Campaigning: Making Change Happen resource relates to the curricula for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

docx file - 765 KB

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