Democracy: What Is It and What Does It Have to Do With Me?

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Young historians discover the ways in which they can participate in democracy from an early age. The lesson discusses how government regulations affect daily life and offers ideas for young people to contribute to their local communities. In addition to completing the activity, scholars also participate in group discussion to reinforce the theme of civic duty. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Create a PowerPoint listing the ways learners can participate in democracy 
  • Have pupils complete one of the activities on the list with their families 
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson five of a seven-part series on democracy; lessons do not need to be completed in order
  • Requires additional materials to complete the lesson 
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Resource can be assigned as homework 
  • Lesson is a great opportunity to get young academics involved in democracy
  • Handout is not included with the lesson plan