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Political Ideologies - the ACT Building Resilience Project

Political Ideologies

Sanum Khan, Head of Citizenship, led work on The ACT Building Resilience Project at Chalfonts Community College in Buckinghamshire.

The project focused on critical thinking, problem solving and enquiry skills and taking informed and responsible actions through eight Citizenship lessons with about sixty Year 9 students. Pupils explored different political ideologies and the controversial issues of freedom fighting, extremism and popular uprising using national and international case studies.

Below, you can hear from Sanum and download her case study and resources developed.


  • Case study (pdf)
  • Scheme of work (pdf)
  • Lesson 1 - Ideologies

  • Ideologies - Introduction (PowerPoint)
  • Group task (pdf)
  • Lesson 2 - Democracy

  • Democracy (PowerPoint)
  • Handout (pdf)
  • Lesson 3 - Dictatorship

  • Dictatorship (PowerPoint)
  • Dictator profiles (pdf)
  • Person outline for paired task (Word)
  • Lesson 4 - Theocracies

  • Theocracies (PowerPoint)
  • Pros and cons (pdf)
  • Sample answers (pdf)
  • Lesson 5 - Anarchy

  • Anarchy (PowerPoint)
  • Anarchy in Africa statements (PowerPoint)
  • Lesson 6 - Speech planning

  • Speech planning (PowerPoint)
  • Planning sheet (pdf)
  • Lesson 7 - Speech drafting

  • Speech drafting (PowerPoint)
  • Lesson 8 - Speech final

  • Teacher notes (pdf)

    All teachers involved in The ACT Building Resilience Project worked within the school's safeguarding policies.

    Find out more about The ACT Building Resilience Project and see the work developed by other teachers taking part

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