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CITIZENSHIP

THROUGH
ENGLISH
Year 9

MAKE YOUR OWN POLITICAL PARTY

The Content of the Course related to the delivery of Citizenship


Citizenship content

The key characteristics of parliamentary


government.
The electoral system and the importance of
voting.

The skills through which the topic will be taught

The students will justify orally and in writing a personal opinion


about issues related to their lives.
The students will contribute to group and class discussions.
The students will reflect on the process of participating in
elections.

SCHEME of WORK
Week

Week 1
Lesson
1

Content

Citizenship
Characteristics
of parl. govt.
Electoral
System
English *

Knowledge & skills


to be
developed in the
lesson
1. Knowledge about
elections and the
purpose of elections.
2. The students to
communicate an
opinion about voting.
3. Reading for
understanding *

Topic

Resources

Why do we
have
elections?

Information
sheets for
students

Work

1. Teacher led. Introduction to election process and


importance of voting
2. Different types of election, parliamentary, trade union,
local to school level.
3. Who can vote?
4. Students views discussion.

Homewor
k

Research
the views
of their
family &
friends
about
voting.

Week 1
Lesson
2

Citizenship
Characteristics
of parl. govt.
Electoral
System
English

1. Enquiry about
political issues and the
importance of voting.
2. Participation in a
political process
3. Use of imagination
to express & explain
views that are not their
own.
4. Group Work
5. Writing outcomes*
6. Thinking skills *
7. Oral-drama focus *

Preparing
for the
election &
the election
campaign

Information
sheets
Glossary of
key words

1. Read through sheet about when an election is called.


2. Teacher led Goes through the campaign trail. What
is a manifesto, publicity etc.
3. Introduce what the students are going to produce: Create a party
name it;
give it a political slant
logo
colour;
Poster
Leaflet
party political broadcast
rosette
manifesto containing their policies up to 6
4. Give the students the glossary
of key words

Brainstor
m ideas.
Write 1
policy at
home
which
links with
the groups
focus.

Week

Week 1
Lesson
3
Week 2
1,2,3

Week 3
Lesson
s 1,2

Content

Citizenship
Characteristics
of parl. govt.
Electoral
System
English*

Citizenship
Characterist-ics
of parl. govt.
Electoral
System
English*

Knowledge & skills


to be
developed in the
lesson

Topic

Resources

1. Enquiry about
political issues and the
importance of voting.
2. Participation in a
political process
3. Use of imagination
to express & explain
views that are not their
own.
4. Group Work
5. Writing outcomes*
6. Thinking skills *
7. Oral-drama focus *
1.Participation in a
political process
2.Use of imagination
to express & explain
views that are not their
own.
3.Justify orally a
personal opinion.
4.Group Work
5. Thinking skills *
6. Oral-drama focus *

Create your
own
political
party

Information
sheets
Key words

Create your
own
political
partyCampaigni
ng

Work

Students work on the above

Student presentation of their party.


Broadcast, rosettes on, leaflets distributed,
Question time from the floor

Homewor
k

Week

Week 3
Lesson
3

Content

Citizenship
Characterist-ics
of parl. govt.
Electoral
System
English*

Knowledge & skills


to be
developed in the
lesson
1.Participation in a
political process
2.Reflection on the
process of
participating.
3.Group Work
4. Thinking skills*

Topic

Create your
own
political
partyThe Vote

Resources

Ballot Box

Work

Homewor
k

The students vote. They are not allowed to vote for their own
party.
Celebration of winning party
Evaluation of why the party won
Evaluation of whether the students view about the
importance of voting has changed since the beginning of the
unit.

Evaluation
in their
books
must
include an
opinion as
to the
importanc
e of voting