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How can we tell if a country is democratic? Lesson 1 of 6

GCSE • Politics, Parliament & Government • Core Curriculum

How can we tell if a country is democratic?

This lesson is part 1 of a sequence of 6 lessons addressing the key enquiry: Should the UK be called a democracy?

This lesson provides students with the opportunity to discuss the concept of democracy. They explore the key features of a
democratic society and begin to identify whether different countries are democratic. This lesson has been designed for delivery as a double lesson. Timings for each task are given as guidelines.

Students will work towards answering the following questions:
  1. What do we mean by ‘democracy’?
  2. What are the key features of a democracy?
  3. Is a democracy always better than other forms of government?
  4. How can you judge how democratic a country is?


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