How do grassroots campaigns operate? Lesson 2 of 6
Key stage 4 (ages 14-16) • Active Citizenship • Lesson and support materials
How do grassroots campaigns operate?
This lesson is part 2 of a sequence of 6 lessons addressing the key enquiry: What tools can we use to challenge injustice in our communities?
This lesson focuses on grassroots campaigns, in particular, local campaigns that have succeeded in challenging injustice in their communities. Students present an elevator pitch about an issue and consider the meaning of advocacy. They then take part in a simulation activity, working together to replicate a town council planning meeting.
Students will work towards answering the following questions:
- What motivates people to initiate a grassroots campaign?
- What is advocacy?
- Why is it important to understand other people’s perspectives?
- What tools do grassroots campaigns use?
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