This series of lessons is part of the 20th anniversary collection. Produced in conjunction with Ben Miskell, ACT Ambassador teacher and local councillor, the series aims to introduce your students to local government, councils and empower them to find out more about the local elections held on May 5th 2022. Lessons are aimed at KS3 and KS4.
How is local government different to national government?
The 'Having a Say' Citizenship resources have been developed by ACT with support from the Historical Association, the Cabinet Office and the Government Equalities Office. They form part of a wider set of history and Citizenship resources to celebrate 100 years of votes for women.
'Let's get elected' is a set of teaching activities and resources for students to help develop knowledge and understanding of local democracy and elections using the context of electing the Mayor of London. Pupils explore the process of electoral campaigning to be a city mayor by working in teams to put together an election campaign.
The lesson was designed for use with year 7 and can be adapted for other age groups and election contexts.
This teaching resource was orginally developed by teachers at Blackfen Girls School and has been updated by ACT.