How do social media and digital technology impact our democracy? Lesson 5 of 6
GCSE • Politics, Parliament & Government • Core Curriculum
How do social media and digital technology impact our democracy?
This lesson is part 5 of a sequence of 6 lessons addressing the key enquiry: Should the UK be called a democracy?
In this lesson, students explore the relationship between digital technology and democracy. They find out how digital technology
is used in democracies worldwide, evaluate the benefits and risks, and consider whether the UK could be making better use of digital
technology for democracy. This lesson has been designed for delivery as a single lesson. Timings for each task are given as guidelines.
Students will work towards answering the following questions:
- How can digital technology be used to support democracy?
- How is digital technology already being used in democracies worldwide?
- What are the benefits and risks?
- Could the UK be making better use of digital technology to support democracy?
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