Demystifying Brexit in your classroom

Nicola Davison
07th December 2018
Demystifying, Brexit, resources, secondary, discussion, UK political system, democracy, KS3, KS4, Post-16, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12, Year 13

Resources to help you to support your pupils following the EU referendum

As we continue to wade through a sea of political uncertainty, students up and down the country are starting to ask questions about their own futures, as well as those of their friends and their teachers. 

At a time when the adults in their lives can’t know the answers, it can be confusing and worrying for young people. It's times like these when it is important to maintain a sense of stability by offering opportunities to talk frankly about the events as they unfold.

To lend a helping hand, we have picked out a selection of top resources to support you to talk about Brexit and the UK's political system more generally.

Democracy and the UK 

Democracies and Dictatorships

Overview of what democracies and dictatorships are; with some key leaders. Debate line activity to develop debating and critical thinking skills. Debate line signs included. End quiz - can pupils distinguish between democracies and dictatorships? Flash cards for pupils included.
By carriebaker

An evaluation of the UK’s democracy

positive features of democracy, negative features of democracy, rule of law, parliament
By Iceni_princess

Referendum in more depth

A lesson for post 16 government and politics students looking at the Referendum in more depth and detail.
By he4therlouise

Citizenship: British Values: Democracy

Citizenship: British Values: Democracy

PowerPoint presentation and work book that covers:

Learning outcomes
• Define different types of government
• Match key words with definitions
• Find and state examples of representative democracy
• Know that the UK is a constitutional monarchy and a representative democracy
By CollEd

Democracy - Citizenship

2x Lessons - Evolution of Democracy Over Time and the Different Types
NEW GCSE Citizenship (9-1)

This resource contains:
1 x PowerPoint for double lesson 120 min - Evolution of Democracy
1 x PDF hand-out worksheet
2 x Differentiated exam practice assessments on government accountability

These PowerPoint and PDF resources can be used to cover the GCSE Citizenship topic Evolution of Democracy.

This lesson material is designed to be used for between two and three teaching periods and includes; activities, challenging and thoughtful questions, student hand-out (for use during lesson or as a homework), embedded URL links (where appropriate), differentiated tasks and, all relevant information to help students learn about issues relating to the topic.

AQA Specification covered is: Theme 3 Politics and Participation
Edexcel Specification covered is: Theme B Democracy at Work in the UK
OCR Specification covered is: Section 2 Democracy and Government

Level: NEW GCSE Citizenship (9-1) OCR / EDEXCEL / AQA

You may also want to check out our very popular GCSE Citizenship 9-1 Lessons, Assessments, Revision Guides, Trackers and Work Booklets.

Here are some of our other popular political resources:
British Values Quiz
Comparing electoral systems
Voting systems and electoral reform
GCSE CItizenship UNIT
What is Identity
Types of Governments
GCSE Citizenship Revision Quiz
British Identity Depth study

Why not pick up something educational and fun for the End of Term …
End of Term Quiz
The Big News Quiz
The Big summer Quiz
Citizenship Christmas Quiz
PSHE Christmas Quiz

By Cre8tive Resources

Brexit

Brexit Tutor Time

Citizenship resource - Brexit lesson. Citizenship / PSHE resources: 2 x 30 minute form time session. This pack includes:
1 x KS3/4 Powerpoint, resources, differentiated tasks, starter and 1 x 30 minute reading comprehension and literacy task.

These can be used for either form time, Citizenship or English

Suitable for KS3/4, designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria, differentiated to three levels of challenge, tasks for either group or individual work. Created by a PSHE, Citizenship and RSE teacher.

Find hundreds more free and inexpensive Tutor Time, Citizenship, Citizenship GCSE 9-1 RE and PSHE resources at my store.

By EC Resources

Speaking and writing frame for pupils to discuss the BREXIT referendum results

Resources to encourage pupils to speak and write descriptively, providing and justifying opinions.
There is a printout for pupils with a word cloud containing relevant vocabulary. Also included are sentence openers for giving your opinion and developing your arguments. This could be used with any topics and will help to improve spontaneity.
By rooney33

EU Referendum Maths

A worksheet using some of the numbers from the UK's EU referendum to work on percentages, pictograms, pie charts and bar charts. Can also be used to start discussions about whether pupils agree with the outcome based on the numbers.
By Polymathletics

Citizenship: European Union: Brexit - What Now? (Bundle 2)

Citizenship: European Union: Brexit - What Now? (Bundle)
European Union: Brexit: What Now?

Brexited; What Now?

1. PowerPoint presentation about the decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.
It looks at what might happen to the UK economy; the United Kingdom itself and immigration, as well as the ways in which the country could leave the European Union.

2. European Union: Brexit: What Now? Work Book
Five tasks to reflect on the Brexit decision.

3. PowerPoint presentation about the decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.
It looks at the reaction to the decision from:
• Newspapers
• EU Leaders
• Remain voters
• Brexiteers
• Celebrities
• The financial community

4. PowerPoint presentation looking back at the last referendum in 1975 and comparing it with the 2016 campaign.



By CollEd

Brexit Negotiations and Transition Period x2 lessons

2x Lessons - How to negotiate Brexit and the transition period - European Union and Brexit. Product Code: CIT/C8/LS/20

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Secure: To identify why Brexit happened and explore the 12 point Conservative Brexit Plan
  • Extended: To understand how Brexit will impact different sectors of the UK economy and beyond
  • Advanced: To Participate in a referendum, explore the provisional Brexit timeline and understand key Brexit terminology

This resource contains:
1 x PowerPoint for double lesson 120 min - Negotiating a Brexit Deal
1 x Hand-out work sheet
1 x Set of Ballot papers

These PowerPoint resources can be used to cover the Citizenship topic The European Union and Brexit

This lesson material is designed to be used for between one and two teaching periods and includes; activities, challenging and thoughtful questions, student hand-out (for use during lesson or as a homework), embedded URL links (where appropriate), differentiated tasks and, all relevant information to help students learn about issues relating to the topic.
Product Code: CIT/C8/LS/20

You may also want to check out our very popular Citizenship Lessons, Assessments, Revision Guides, Trackers and Work Booklets.

Here are some of our other popular political resources:
British Values Quiz
GCSE CItizenship UNIT
GCSE Citizenship Revision Quiz
British Identity Depth study

By Cre8tive Resources

Brexit Britain

One hour, fully resourced lesson (PowerPoint, worksheets, clip tasks, activities, all differentiated three ways) all about the Britain’s future after Brexit.
The lesson is adaptable, easy to follow and fully differentiated. It could be used in Citizenship, PSHCE, Politics or Tutor Time. It is suitable for KS3 or KS4.

This resource pack includes an hour long PowerPoint with accompanying worksheets, templates, well differentiated activities, literacy focus tasks, clip tasks with three-way differentiated questions and information sheets.

The lesson has been left editable and is filled with engaging, well differentiated and fun activities. As with all our lessons, you don’t need any prior knowledge as all the information is included - you can just pick up and teach it.

You can find many more inexpensive and free RE, Citizenship and PSHE resources at my shop: MORE EC RESOURCES or at www.psheresources.com

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