Elections provide a key moment for teaching about the political system, voting and democracy. This resource on Parallel elections has been developed to help teachers plan and undertake a parallel election with their pupils.
Joel Busher, a research fellow in the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social relations in Coventry University, presents an article about why the far right has gained so much support in recent times and key events which are closely linked to this.
Ron Johnston, Professor of Geography at the University of Bristol, Charles Pattie, Professor of Geography at the University of Sheffield and David Rossiter, who has researched electoral geography in several institutions, outline the
important roles that geography plays in the translation of votes into seats.
The ACT Topic Guide on The Electoral System and Political Parties includes an overview of key concepts to address together with practical teaching suggestions and links to resources from Parliament Education Service, the Hansard Society, Bite the Ballot and the English Speaking Union.
Nick Hills, Head of Citizenship, led work on The ACT Building Resilience Project at the Anglo European School in Essex.
This project focused on critical thinking, problem solving and enquiry skills, and taking informed and responsible actions through five Citizenship lessons with Year 7 pupils. Pupils developed understanding of the concept of community, explored diverse viewpoints and learned why some people hold extreme opinions and undertake terrorist acts.