This week we’re looking at the recent ITV political debate between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Your pupils will look at what a general election is, as well as the important topics in the buildup to the 12 December election that were covered in this debate.
The main points of interest were the future of the National Health Service, and the prospect of Britain leaving the EU.
This PDF resource includes this article, as well as accompanying activity ideas:
Hold a debate in your class about voting. With voter turnout being low, should everyone be forced to vote, even if you don’t like any of the parties or candidates?
If you were a politician standing in an election, what would your top 5 manifesto pledges be? Write down what you promise to do to improve the country, with persuasive reasons as to why they are good ideas.
Should children be allowed to vote? What should the voting age be lowered to? Write pretend letters to your MP with solid arguments as to why you think they should be included.
Undertake a research project into your local MP and create a factfile on them. Who are they? What party do they stand for? What are their main policies?