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What is a political party and what do they stand for? Lesson 4 of 6

Key stage 4 (ages 14-16) • Politics, Parliament & Government • Core Curriculum

This lesson is part 4 of a sequence of 6 lessons addressing the key enquiry: How can we become the future political leaders?

In the fourth lesson in this scheme of work, students will have the opportunity to explore the political spectrum and the range of view points that are held on political issues. Students will learn what a political party is, what a manifesto is for, and consider the positions of three of the main political parties in the UK parliament. The lesson will culminate in students making their own political party manifesto.

Two questions frame the lesson:

  • What is the political spectrum and where do the key parties stand in the UK?
  • What is a manifesto?
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