Development of Liberalism - Government & Politics

Development of Liberalism - Government & Politics

This is a full lesson for the development of Liberalism which is part of the political ideologies topic for A2 with Edexcel. This is a fully adaptable resource to suit the needs of any teacher and already has some differentiated resources available for use. This would also be suitable for GCSE but would language used would need editing and tasks would need to be reviewed. This package includes a PowerPoint, lesson plan, worksheet, and differentiated activity. As part of the presentation there is also a 'mini-lecture' aspect which has all the information necessary on the slides. Please do rate and review if you purchase; if you have any suggestions also please let me know via comments or contact me on Twitter.
EGraham-Hyde
Introduction to Political Ideology - Government & Politics

Introduction to Political Ideology - Government & Politics

This lesson is a quick lesson that is designed to give pupils an introduction to political ideology at A2. This can be adapted to suit GCSE as well as AS level. The lesson contains hyperlinks to exam examples and extension reading tasks. Also, there is a brief lecture aspect to the presentation which looks at the history of ideology. There is also a worksheet that accompanies this lesson. This worksheet is easily adaptable for differentiation which can be done by the teacher tailoring it to their class. Set at the lowest available cost to reflect that differentiation needs to be done by the downloader and there is not a lesson plan (which is a separate document to the PPT) that accompanies this resource.
EGraham-Hyde
Political cartoons

Political cartoons

A lesson used in a Senior Authority English class to teach students how to analyse visual images in preparation for the QCS test. It allows students to practise their use of the following core skills or common curriculum elements (CCEs): CCE 5 Interpreting the meaning of pictures; CCE 33 Inferring; and CCE 43 Analysing. This lesson provides recent political cartoons from Australian cartoonists David Pope (from The Canberra Times) and Mark Knight from The Herald Sun. Many are about the Double Dissolution election or the recent census but there are some about the great barrier reef and privatizing medicare. This lesson provides a brief overview of the history of political cartoons in Australia. It reveals how they work and what can be learned from studying them. It revisits the concept satire and defines many of the persuasive / satirical devices they use (e.g. symbolism, caricature, labels, analogy, irony, juxtaposition, and exaggeration). It has a few example analyses and then gives the students questions to ask themselves when analyzing a political cartoon. Students then answer these questions using the cartoons provided (mostly about refugee issues).
lrigb4
Australian politics - contentious issues

Australian politics - contentious issues

Looking at marriage equality and what has been said about it on Q&A (with some clips to watch). Another Q&A clip about Independent Candidate Bob Katter (in an episode about mental health) where he gets challenged by Josh Thomas about his homophobia and his denial that there are any gay people in his electorate. This lesson also looks at immigration (particularly illegal immigrants) and looks at the language used to label them. It also looks at newspaper articles and political cartoons about a drowned three year old Syrian boy, Aylan Kurdi, whose lifeless body was washed ashore in Turkey. It includes scaffolding to write an analysis of some of these political cartoons.
lrigb4
Introduction to politics in Australia and the Labor Party

Introduction to politics in Australia and the Labor Party

This lesson defines politics, looks at what is needed to be classified as politically literate, lists various forms of political participation, explains how the party system works and defines opposition/minor/independent parties. It also looks at the Labor party key players, the ideals of the party, the main platforms for the election, the 100 positive policies (their advertisement and the chaser's response), it then lists all 100 positive policies and looks at some of the most interesting ones (social issues including refugees etc.)
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Political issues and the Liberal Party of Australia

Political issues and the Liberal Party of Australia

An introduction to the Liberal party and their ideology. A copy of one of their advertisements prior to the election. Some clips from the Chaser talking about the events in the lead up to the election. Looking at the Jobs and Growth slogan and what it meant. Looking at info on their website which explained how they were going to achieve this. Looking at the trickle down theory (and the flaws with this idea). A brief overview of the 14 election issues. Additional resource: voting in Australia booklet 2016 which explains the three levels of government in Australia, what electorates are, how federal elections work, how to enrol to vote, what a ballot paper looks like, how the results are counted, explaining what a referendum is and how to be an active citizen.
lrigb4
How to structure a persuasive speech (about political issues)

How to structure a persuasive speech (about political issues)

This lesson was designed for a year 11 class who are required to present an election speech to be on a youth advisory committee for the federal government. This lesson goes through the main aspects required for the introduction, body, and conclusion. It defines thesis statement and gives an example. It includes examples of each part of the speech (given about legalising marijuana for medicinal purposes). It reviews the PEEEL paragraphing acronym and the importance of paraphrasing, summarising and quoting. It ends with some tips for political speeches and some suggested vocabulary.
lrigb4
US Government: Our political beginnings- Lesson plan for the Origins of Government w/ project

US Government: Our political beginnings- Lesson plan for the Origins of Government w/ project

US Government: Our political beginnings- Lesson plan for the Origins of Government w/ project 1. Identify the 3 basic concepts of government that influenced the English Colonies 2. Explain the Significance of English documents like the Magna Carta, the Petition of Rights, and the English Bill of Rights 3. Describe how John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Rousseau, Voltaire and Montesquieu influences colonial rule 4. Describe the three types of colonies that the English established in North America 5. Examine how British colonial policies contributed to the growth of self-government in the colonies Contains PPT and Notes Sheet, graphic organizers and activity where students create a pinterest based on a philospher that influenced the US
Linni0011
Types of Governments- Lesson Plan

Types of Governments- Lesson Plan

Types of Governments- Lesson Plan AIMS: SWBAT… 1. Identify character traits of right and left wing governments and people on the Political Spectrum 2. Describe how Governments are Classified 3. Identify and classify various governments into the categories in which all governments are classified contains PPT and Notes as well as matching activities
Linni0011
Student Bill/Essay: How to make your school a better place

Student Bill/Essay: How to make your school a better place

Students will be brainstorming ideas and creating a Bill to make their school a better place. Students will put their knowledge of the process of how laws are created and ultimately submit their ideas to the Principle if their Bill is chosen. A very fun 3 day assignment. Great essay assignment on how to change your school. This was my final benchmark for my 8th graders, after we had finished studying Constitution, US government and the democratic process of how ideas become laws.
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