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Helping your students understand what they should and shouldn't be doing in all of the chaos and confusion.

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Helping your students understand what they should and shouldn't be doing in all of the chaos and confusion.
SP Lockdown Lesson
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SP Lockdown Lesson

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A full lesson exploring the four week lockdown in England from 5th November to 2nd December. This is a pick up and teach session on a single PowerPoint. It can be adapted to be a very short activity. Brought to you by Simple Politics.
Tax and Spend
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Tax and Spend

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An introduction to how public money is raised and spent for KS3 and KS4. This session looks at where the Government gets it's money and where it spends it. Students are invited to assess the fairness of both the tax system and the benefits system.
Understand the British Constitution
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Understand the British Constitution

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The British Constitution is a statutory part of the KS4 Citizenship curriculum. We've had loads of teachers ask us how to teach this particularly dry subject. Our answer - lots of short activities and a bit of competition. This topic takes 2 lessons - the first the class is split into two teams and they do a series of comprehension tasks - crosswords, memory match, true or false etc. These are done in competition with other students in the class. The second lesson is a debate - with clear roles and prompts. The students can stay in the same teams and compete against each other . Hopefully, you and the students will find this fun, engaging and comprehensive. We'd love to know your feedback. please drop us a line with your thoughts.
Tier Two restrictions for Secondary Schools
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Tier Two restrictions for Secondary Schools

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A full lesson exploring the regulations in Tier Two in England that come into force on 2nd December. This is a pick up and teach session on a single PowerPoint. It can be adapted to be a very short activity. Brought to you by Simple Politics.
Brexit for Schools - Key Stage 2
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Brexit for Schools - Key Stage 2

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A lovely rounded series of lessons around Brexit - from the History of the EU to campaigning for the Brexit the young people want to see. This fun, engaging and informative sequence of lessons will open up the world of Brexit and politics for your students to feel involved with this crucial national debate. Clearly, as it's about opinions and debate, the British Values of Tolerance, Respect and Democracy are delivered beautifully. Lesson 1 - History of the EU Lesson 2 - The Referendum Campaign Lesson 3 - What are negotiations? Lesson 4 - Negotiate your own Brexit Lesson 5 - What now?
Tier Three restrictions for Secondary Schools
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Tier Three restrictions for Secondary Schools

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A full lesson exploring the regulations in Tier Three in England that come into force on 2nd December. This is a pick up and teach session on a single PowerPoint. It can be adapted to be a very short activity. Brought to you by Simple Politics.
Brexit 4 Schools - Key Stage 3
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Brexit 4 Schools - Key Stage 3

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Your students are hearing about Brexit on a daily basis, but very few have more than a fleeting idea what it is. This year, take the opportunity to give them the knowledge and the skills to join in this crucial national debate. This scheme involves large amounts of debate and opinion forming, so naturally hits the British Values of Tolerance, Respect, and Democracy, as well as large chunks of the KS 3 Citizenship Curriculum. Lesson 1 - History of the EU Lesson 2- 2016 Referendum Lesson 3 - Negotiating Lesson 4 - Negotiate your own Brexit Lesson 5 - What next for Brexit? the development of the political system of democratic government in the United Kingdom, including the roles of citizens, Parliament and the monarch the operation of Parliament, including voting and elections, and the role of political parties the precious liberties enjoyed by the citizens of the United Kingdom the roles played by public institutions and voluntary groups in society, and the ways in which citizens work together to improve their communities, including opportunities to participate in school-based activities
British Values in real life context
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British Values in real life context

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Aimed at KS4, this look at British Values and the way they impact on everyday decisions and actions can easily be differentiated to suit KS3 or KS5. As British Values becoming an increasingly important part of the OFSTED framework, a session like this is really useful to keep up your sleeves! When I had 8 Year 10 tutor groups off timetable as a drop down day, 1 group said this session was the highlight of the day. Another said 'Good information given. Good videos shown. Good open discussion sections.'
Comic book guide to how a law is made
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Comic book guide to how a law is made

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A clear and engaging resource explaining the process of how a law is made. Suitable from KS2 - 5, bright, colourful and easy to follow, this works well as a printed guide, used on the IWB and it's high resolution enough to blow up and sue as a display. Flexible, clear and engaging.
Mock election pack 2019
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Mock election pack 2019

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A one stop shop for everything you need to hold a mock election in your school. Contains: Ballot sheets for England, Scotland and Wales Manifesto summaries for 7 main parties in Great Britain
Tier One restrictions for Secondary Schools
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Tier One restrictions for Secondary Schools

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A full lesson exploring the regulations in Tier One in England that come into force on 2nd December. This is a pick up and teach session on a single PowerPoint. It can be adapted to be a very short activity. Brought to you by Simple Politics.
Brexit for Schools - Key Stage 4 & 5
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Brexit for Schools - Key Stage 4 & 5

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Your students are hearing about Brexit on a daily basis, but very few have more than a fleeting idea what it is. This year, take the opportunity to give them the knowledge and the skills to join in this crucial national debate. This scheme involves large amounts of debate and opinion forming, so naturally hits the British Values of Tolerance, Respect, and Democracy, as well as large chunks of the KS 4 Citizenship Curriculum. Lesson 1 - History of the EU Lesson 2- 2016 Referendum Lesson 3 - Negotiating Lesson 4 - Negotiate your own Brexit Lesson 5 - What next for Brexit? parliamentary democracy and the key elements of the constitution of the United Kingdom, including the power of government, the role of citizens and Parliament in holding those in power to account, and the different roles of the executive, legislature and judiciary and a free press the different electoral systems used in and beyond the United Kingdom and actions citizens can take in democratic and electoral processes to influence decisions locally, nationally and beyond local, regional and international governance and the United Kingdom’s relations with the rest of Europe, the Commonwealth, the United Nations and the wider world human rights and international law diverse national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the United Kingdom and the need for mutual respect and understanding the different ways in which a citizen can contribute to the improvement of their community, to include the opportunity to participate actively in community volunteering, as well as other forms of responsible activity
Board game (and activity) looking at the different roles of the executive, legislature and judiciary
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Board game (and activity) looking at the different roles of the executive, legislature and judiciary

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I was struggling to find a way to teach 'the different roles of the executive, legislature and judiciary' as laid out in the KS4 Citizenship Curriculum. So I made this game. It is a pretty self explanatory game, and the students had excellent conversations about needing more support in the Commons and the effect of the press etc. It's followed by a task to create a guide to how a law is made. If you do this, I'd love to see them. Really good ones can go on my website (www.simplepolitics.co.uk). This contains the board, the rules on a PPT (but they are very simple, not need for projection, really) and three sets of cards that are needed to play the game.
Tier One restrictions for KS2
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Tier One restrictions for KS2

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A full lesson exploring the regulations in Tier One in England that come into force on 2nd December. This is a pick up and teach session on a single PowerPoint. It can be adapted to be a very short activity. Brought to you by Simple Politics.
Tier Two restrictions for KS2
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Tier Two restrictions for KS2

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A full lesson exploring the regulations in Tier Two in England that come into force on 2nd December. This is a pick up and teach session on a single PowerPoint. It can be adapted to be a very short activity. Brought to you by Simple Politics.
Tier Three restrictions for KS2
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Tier Three restrictions for KS2

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A full lesson exploring the regulations in Tier Three in England that come into force on 2nd December. This is a pick up and teach session on a single PowerPoint. It can be adapted to be a very short activity. Brought to you by Simple Politics.