Lesson 6: Democratic decisions

Introducing the concept of democracy and looking at how democracy works in society.

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To begin to understand how democracy works

Statutory guidance

  • The National Curriculum states that ‘All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE)’

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: Might need additional support if an activity is not selected that they want to do.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should be challenged to explain in more detail about the fairness of each way of choosing.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

Created by:
Sarah Huggins,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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