Lesson 4 – Voting

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Objective – To examine why it is important to vote and different voting systems


All students will have a knowledge of why some people think it is important to vote.

Some students will have an understanding of  the different voting systems available


Starter: Why do some people not both voting in a general election?

why bother
1. List reasons why some people think that it is important to vote – why do you vote in the school president elections?

2. Recap information on the suffragetes and why it was important for women to have the vote

Suffragette Presentation

You could also link to free elections in South Africa


3. Watch video clip on different voting systems – an example below

4. Read through the worksheet on voting systems and answer the questions

UK voting