Before the lesson
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- To develop an understanding of the role of local government
- Democracy is not included in the statutory guidance however the DfE National Framework for Citizenship 2015 says schools should teach What democracy is and about the basic institutions that support it locally and nationally. Democracy is also one of the fundamental British values.
Pupils needing extra support: Could use the Activity: Local resident characters resource to help them in their role as a local resident.
Pupils working at greater depth: Could take on the role of a councillor during the role play and should be challenged to look at things from the viewpoint of both the residents and the council.