Democracy in Britain is the ideal resource for Key Stage 3 pupils, encouraging respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in Britain.
Each chapter is followed by activities to encourage students to discuss and research concepts raised.
- Introduction: how to read this book using critical thinking
- Individual liberty
- A brief history of democracy
- Democracy in the UK
- Democracy in action
- The Palace of Westminster
- The House of Commons
- Common interests – the House of Lords
- The UK’s political parties
- Don’t believe everything you read – the media
- Do you remember?
Britain is made up of England, Wales and Scotland, and the people who live in these countries are called British. The people of Northern Ireland may also call themselves British and together we make up the United Kingdom. This book is to help you learn about and come to understand some of the British Values we all share.
Part of the British Values series for Key Stage 3 students: Promoting fundamental British values as part of spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Aimed at Key Stage 3 this new range of books provides key Fundamental British Values content in a highly accessible and enjoyable format. The British Values posters complement the content of the books.
Chris graduated last year from Durham University with a First in English Literature. Prior to this, he attended Hampton School. Since June, he has been a freelance writer and travelled widely through Europe.
The book’s illustrator Zoe Sadler’s love of reading fairytales and her penchant for an old fashioned dip pen and ink inspire her to create quirky hand drawn illustrations. Brought up on a small Scottish Croft in rural Aberdeenshire she studied at Dundee Univiersity’s renowned Duncan of Jordanstone Collage of Art and left with a degree in Illustration. Zoe now lives and works on the picturesque and inspiring Isle of Wight with her cat Mouse and dog Wilson.