ACTIVE CITIZEN LESSON PLAN
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- Leaflets from local charities or voluntary groups
- Selection of local newspapers
- Phone book
- Internet access (if possible)
- Pens and paper for drawing up plans
Part A: Active citizenship
- Explain to the class that in this lesson, you’re going to teach them how they can become active citizens. But firstly, ask what they think being a ‘citizen’ means.
Citizens are the people who live in a country and who, in the case of the United States, participate in their society by voting.
- Ask the class if they know what democracy means.
Democracy is a form of government where the people choose their leaders by voting in elections. Citizens of a democracy have some control over what happens in their country, because if most people don’t like what the government is doing, they can vote them out of power. The opposite of a democracy is a dictatorship, where the people have no say in who rules them and are simply told what to do.
- Ask the class what they think active citizenship means.
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