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Social and Political Issues

Practitioner Guide and Support

Teaching Controversial Issues

Professional development pack for the effective teaching of controversial issues developed with the participation of Cyprus, Ireland, Montenegro, Spain and the United Kingdom and the support of Albania, Austria, France and Sweden
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FixMyStreet

Report, view, or discuss local problems like graffiti, fly tipping, broken paving slabs, or street lighting.
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TheyWorkForYou

TheyWorkForYou takes open data from the UK's Parliaments, and presents it in a way that’s easy to follow – for everyone. Use a simple postcode search to look up information about your MP.
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WhatDoTheyKnow

WhatDoTheyKnow helps you make requests for information to a UK public authority. Get answers from the government and public sector: by law, they have to respond.
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WriteToThem

WriteToThem makes it easy to write to the politicians who represent you – even if you don’t know who they are. Just enter your postcode to see the politicians who represent you, with links to contact them directly.
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Votes at 16 | 30-60 minute lesson

30 to 60 minute lesson for 7-11 year olds about whether the voting age should be set at 16.
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Votes at 16 | 15 minute lesson

15 minute lesson for 11-16 year olds about whether the voting age should be set at 16.
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Your Vote (Lesson 1) (England)

Slides for Lesson One: Your Vote.

This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.

Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.

The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day., Slides for Lesson One: Your Vote.
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People Power (Lesson 3) (England)

Slides for Lesson Three: People Power.
This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.
Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.
The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day.
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Campaigning (Lesson 4) (England)

Slides for Lesson Four: Campaigning.

This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.

Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.

The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day.
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Campaign Planning (Lesson 5) (England)

Slides for Lesson Five: Campaign Planning.

This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.

Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.

The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day.
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Democracy in Action (Lesson 6) (England)

Slides for Lesson Six: Democracy In Action.

This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.

Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.

The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day.
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Your Vote (Lesson 1) (Wales) (English)

Slides for Lesson One: Your Vote.
This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.
Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.
The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day., Slides for Lesson One: Your Vote.
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Your Vote (Lesson 1) (Wales) (Cymraeg)

Slides for Lesson One: Your Vote. (Cymraeg)
This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.
Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.
The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day., Slides for Lesson One: Your Vote.
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Your Vote (Lesson 1) (Scotland)

Slides for Lesson One: Your Vote.
This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.
Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.
The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day., Slides for Lesson One: Your Vote.
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Our Democracy (Lesson 2) (Wales) (English)

Slides for Lesson Two: Our Democracy.

This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.

Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.

The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day.
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Our Democracy (Lesson 2) (Wales) (Cymraeg)

Slides for Lesson Two: Our Democracy. (Cymraeg)

This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.

Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.

The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day.
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Our Democracy (Lesson 2) (Scotland)

Slides for Lesson Two: Our Democracy.

This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.

Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.

The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day.
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Our Democracy (Lesson 2) (N Ireland)

Slides for Lesson Two: Our Democracy.

This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.

Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.

The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day.
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People Power (Lesson 3) (Wales) (English)

Slides for Lesson Three: People Power.

This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.

Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.

The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day.
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People Power (Lesson 3) (Wales) (Cymraeg)

Slides for Lesson Three: People Power. (Cymraeg)

This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.

Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.

The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day.
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People Power (Lesson 3) (Scotland)

Slides for Lesson Three: People Power.

This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.

Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.

The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day.
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People Power (Lesson 3) (N Ireland)

Slides for Lesson Three: People Power.

This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.

Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.

The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day.
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Campaigning (Lesson 4) (Wales) (English)

Slides for Lesson Four: Campaigning.

This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.

Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.

The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day.
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Campaigning (Lesson 4) (Wales) (Cymraeg)

Slides for Lesson Four: Campaigning. (Cymraeg)

This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.

Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.

The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day.
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Campaigning (Lesson 4) (Scotland)

Slides for Lesson Four: Campaigning.

This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.

Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.

The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day.
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Campaigning (Lesson 4) (N Ireland)

Slides for Lesson Four: Campaigning.

This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.

Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.

The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day.
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Campaign Planning (Lesson 5) (Wales) (English)

Slides for Lesson Five: Campaign Planning.

This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.

Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.

The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day.
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Campaign Planning (Lesson 5) (Wales) (Cymraeg)

Slides for Lesson Five: Campaign Planning. (Cymraeg)

This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.

Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.

The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day.
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Campaign Planning (Lesson 5) (Scotland)

Slides for Lesson Five: Campaign Planning.

This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.

Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.

The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day.
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Campaign Planning (Lesson 5) (N Ireland)

Slides for Lesson Five: Campaign Planning.

This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.

Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.

The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day.
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Democracy in Action (Lesson 6) (Wales) (English)

Slides for Lesson Six: Democracy In Action.

This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.

Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.

The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day.
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Democracy in Action (Lesson 6) (Wales) (Cymraeg)

Slides for Lesson Six: Democracy In Action. (Cymraeg)

This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.

Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.

The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day.
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Democracy in Action (Lesson 6) (Scotland)

Slides for Lesson Six: Democracy In Action.

This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.

Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.

The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day.
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Democracy in Action (Lesson 6) (N Ireland)

Slides for Lesson Six: Democracy In Action.

This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.

Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.

The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day.
Practitioner Guide and Support

Educator Notes (England)

This document provides practitioner guidance on delivering the Welcome to Your Vote scheme of work.
Practitioner Guide and Support

Educator Notes (Wales) (English)

This document provides practitioner guidance on delivering the Welcome to Your Vote scheme of work.
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Educator Notes (Wales) (Cymraeg)

This document provides practitioner guidance on delivering the Welcome to Your Vote scheme of work. (Cymraeg)
Practitioner Guide and Support

Educator Notes (Scotland)

This document provides practitioner guidance on delivering the Welcome to Your Vote scheme of work.
Practitioner Guide and Support

Educator Notes (N Ireland)

This document provides practitioner guidance on delivering the Welcome to Your Vote scheme of work.
Practitioner Guide and Support

Assembly Slides (England)

Assembly slides to introduce young people to politics and democracy and elections in England.
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Assembly Slides (Wales) (English)

Assembly slides to introduce young people to politics and democracy and elections in Wales.
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Assembly Slides (Wales) (Cymraeg)

Assembly slides to introduce young people to politics and democracy and elections in Wales. (Cymraeg)
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Assembly Slides (Scotland)

Assembly slides to introduce young people to politics and democracy and elections in Scotland.
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Assembly Slides (N Ireland)

Assembly slides to introduce young people to politics and democracy and elections in Northern Ireland.
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Referendum Delivery Slides

Engage young people in their own referendum.

By the end of the project learners will understand that:
I have a voice and my vote makes my voice heard
I have the power, through my vote, to influence decision making

Students will be able to demonstrate this understanding by campaigning for and participating in an authentic school-based referendum.
Practitioner Guide and Support

Referendum Educators Notes

Engage young people in their own referendum.

By the end of the project learners will understand that:
I have a voice and my vote makes my voice heard
I have the power, through my vote, to influence decision making

Students will be able to demonstrate this understanding by campaigning for and participating in an authentic school-based referendum.
Practitioner Guide and Support

Referendum Overview for School Leaders

Engage young people in their own referendum.

By the end of the project learners will understand that:
I have a voice and my vote makes my voice heard
I have the power, through my vote, to influence decision making

Students will be able to demonstrate this understanding by campaigning for and participating in an authentic school-based referendum.
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Curriculum for Wales - Primary (English)

The Curriculum for Wales provides schools with a clear purpose to deliver effective democracy education. This requires a whole school approach, with opportunities for learning in and out of the classroom and a clear culture that supports learners to participate in their school community and beyond.

This website is relevant for learners in primary school in the English language.

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Curriculum for Wales - Secondary (English)

The Curriculum for Wales provides schools with a clear purpose to deliver effective democracy education. This requires a whole school approach, with opportunities for learning in and out of the classroom and a clear culture that supports learners to participate in their school community and beyond.

This website is relevant for learners in secondary school in the English language.
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Curriculum for Wales - Primary (Cymraeg)

The Curriculum for Wales provides schools with a clear purpose to deliver effective democracy education. This requires a whole school approach, with opportunities for learning in and out of the classroom and a clear culture that supports learners to participate in their school community and beyond.

This website is relevant for learners in primary school in the Welsh language.
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Curriculum for Wales - Secondary (Cymraeg)

The Curriculum for Wales provides schools with a clear purpose to deliver effective democracy education. This requires a whole school approach, with opportunities for learning in and out of the classroom and a clear culture that supports learners to participate in their school community and beyond.

This website is relevant for learners in secondary school in the Welsh language.
Podcast

Well-being of Future Generations Act, Local Elections & Manifestos (English)

The Democracy Box podcast series is back with 6 brand new bilingual episodes in partnership with the Office of the Future Generations Commissioner to help everyone understand this ground-breaking area of Welsh/UK democracy.
In the first two of these new episodes Democracy Box young co-creators chat to young people in the Office of the Future Generations Commissioner team to work out what they think about the Well-being of Future Generations Act, Local Elections and Manifestos
In this English language episode young co-creators Olivia & Lloyd chat to Tatty and Leah.
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Well-being of Future Generations Act, Local Elections & Manifestos (Cymraeg)

The Democracy Box podcast series is back with 6 brand new bilingual episodes in partnership with the Office of the Future Generations Commissioner to help everyone understand this ground-breaking area of Welsh/UK democracy.
In the first two of these new episodes Democracy Box young co-creators chat to young people in the Office of the Future Generations Commissioner team to work out what they think about the Well-being of Future Generations Act, Local Elections and Manifestos.
In this Welsh language episode young co-creators Kat & Rhys chat to Huw and Deian.
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What is the Well-being of Future Generations Act? (Primary School Age Episode)

A special podcast episode introducing the Well-being of Future Generations Act for our younger listeners. In this English language episode young co-creators Saskia and Maddy chat to the Future Generations poet in residence Taylor and pupils from Rhydypenau primary school in Cardiff.
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What is the Well-being of Future Generations Act? (Primary School Age Episode) (Cymraeg)

A special podcast episode introducing the Well-being of Future Generations Act for our younger listeners. In this Welsh language episode Emily chats to Cara from the Office of the Future Generations Commissioner and pupils from Casnewydd, a Welsh medium primary school in Newport.
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What is the Well-being of Future Generations Act?

In this final English language episode in partnership with the Office of the Future Generations Commissioner, young co-creators Amber and Eva are in conversation with Kim, a member of the Future Leader’s academy. They conduct a final rapid fire interview with Sam from the Commissioner’s team as they get to grips with the Well-being of Future Generations Act (Wales) and what this legislation means for all generations in Wales and our democracy.
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What is the Well-being of Future Generations Act? (Cymraeg)

In this final Welsh language episode in partnership with the Office of the Future Generations Commissioner, young co-creators Kat and Rhys chat with Cara, a member of the Future Leader’s academy. They conduct a final rapid fire interview with Eurgain Powell from the Commissioner’s team as they get to grips with the Well-being of Future Generations Act (Wales) and what this legislation means for all generations in Wales and our democracy.
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Hear by Right

Every young person has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them and to have their views considered and taken seriously.” Article 12, The UN Convention on the rights of the child. Hear by Right is an organisational development tool in the style of an assessment. Its values and aims are for organisations to recognise how important youth participation is within its many forms and the impact youth voice has on both young people and the organisation.
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Stand Up: A Rap about Democracy

A song/rap to help engage young people with Democracy, performed by Saskia, a young co-creator from The Democracy Box.
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Types of Government: Rap Battle

A song/rap about the various types of UK Governmental authorities, performed by young co-creators Josh and Theron.
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The Talking Shop Cardiff and Newport: Trailer

A trailer for The Talking Shop - a cultural and democratic information centre where you can find out what's on and what's what. A shop which sell nothing and ideas, information and conversation are free. And so is the tea!
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The Talking Shop Cardiff and Newport: Full Video

The Democracy Box goes inside The Talking Shop - a cultural and democratic information centre where you can find out what's on and what's what. A shop which sell nothing and ideas, information and conversation are free. And so is the tea!
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Well-being Soldiers: The Office for Future Generations Commissioner and The Democracy Box

Musical talents Blank Face (@manlikeblankface) aka Josh Whyte, a Young Co-Creator with TDB, and welsh rapper, Dom Francis (@domjames1742 ) have collaborated on a hip-hop rendition of the Future Generations Commission's 7 Well-being Goals.
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The Office for Future Generations Commissioner's 7 Well-being Goals

Kat Rees, a young co-creator for The Democracy Box, explains the Office of Future Generations Commissioner's (OFGC) seven well-being goals with original music written and performed by young co-creator Josh Whyte aka Blank Face
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10 Ways You Can Get Involved in UK Democracy

This video presents ten ways everyone can ensure that their voice is heard and that they can help shape and change their local area, region, nation, and country for themselves, their families, friends, neighbours, communities, and future generations.
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Our Future Wales

Amber Howells' interpretive dance and poetry highlights the Office of Future Generations Commissioner's (@futuregenerationscommissio6818) 7 well-being goals for our future Wales. Written, choreographed, performed and edited by young co-creator Amber Howells to help other young people, old people and everyone in between want to find out more about the Well-being of Future Generations Act in Wales and our democracy in the UK.
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Your Vote (Lesson 1) (Northern Ireland)

Slides for Lesson One: Your Vote.
This six-week scheme of work explores different elements of democracy and politics, including how to register to vote and to what to expect on polling day.
Young people will have the chance to design and implement their own campaign. You can use the full six-week programme, or choose the lessons which suit your group.
The lesson plans can also to be delivered during an off-timetable or drop down day., Slides for Lesson One: Your Vote.