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.
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
Making Change Happen: Campaigning presentation
A short presentation to accompany the two lesson plans.
Making Change Happen: Campaigning - Lesson One
Lesson plan and activities based on the theme, who's in charge of change?
Making Change Happen: Campaigning - Lesson Two
Lesson plan and activities based on the theme, how can we make change happen?
Answers to the activities in lessons one and two.
Find out how the Campaigning: Making Change Happen resource relates to the curricula for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.