Unit 5: Progress involves exposing ourselves to, and considering the impact of, forms of danger, harm, uncertainty or opportunity.

Unit Outline:

Big Question: Which event in Britain’s history had the most impact in bringing about Democracy for all?   

What am I learning? You will learn about the growth of Democracy in Britain and about key events which pushed forward its development. You will consider how the democracy we have today came into existence. You will identify which event you believe was the most important in pushing forward democracy between 1215 and today.

How will I learn? You will come to understand the details of and impact of a range of events from the story of democratisation within Britain. You will work as a Learning Set to complete a detailed information table applying your Source analysis, Research & Record skills. You will use this table to help you to present your Knowledge Understanding and Skills in the form of a forum debate and in an A3 diagram (no essay this time YAY).

Why am I learning this? Democracy is a hugely important political idea which shapes our world, politically, socially and economically. Wars have been fought over democracy, with the ongoing conflict within Syria an example of this. Britain is considered to be one of the most democratic countries in the world, but what made us this? Democracy is still debated today even in Britain. For example most (not all) 18 year olds have the vote today but should 16 or 14 year olds? The recent EU referendum, Yes or No, what is that all about? We will also link to English and the idea of different form of democracy as Utopias or Dystopias (think back to Unit 1 and Maslow’s hierarchy and your civilisations). 

How will I be assessed? The particular skill being assessed is Communication of the past: Change and Continuity. You will explore the question: Which event in Britain’s history had the most impact in bringing about Democracy for all? By the end of the unit you will present your KUS through a debate and in the form of a diagram presented to your learning Set, Class, Year and then showcased to the whole school on the digital signage. The best will be tweeted to the world. 

To help you move your learning forward we have organised the following Home Learning:

Week 1: What led to the growth of Democracy in England? (Complete on Google Docs and share with your teacher and Learning Set) 

Week 2: research and complete 2-4 of the next events on the note taking sheet (see class slides and exercise books to help)

Week 3: research and complete outstanding events on the note taking sheet (see class slides and exercise books)

Week 4: complete the first draft of the A3 diagram (see class slides) ensuring the diagram meets the I can descriptors below and in your books. Revise for the 40 question Knowledge Test (see questions below).

Week 5: complete the final draft of the A3 diagram (see class slides) ensuring the diagram meets the I can descriptors below.


 

Self Assessment: I Cans…

Working at Describing-Applying Level

  • describe 3 or more changes in democracy using a range of factual examples.
  • show how causal factors (PIE-PSE) brought about changes in democracy.                                                                           
  • describe the historical significance of your chosen event in how it changed democracy.                                      
  • describe the relationship between your chosen event and today’s democracy.
  • communicate the above through a diagram, using words and images.

Working at Applying-Analysing Level

  • explain 3 or more changes in democracy using a range of factual examples.
  • explain how causal factors (PIE-PSE) brought about changes in democracy.                                                                           
  • explain the historical significance of your chosen event, using DBL, in how it changed democracy.                                      
  • explain the relationship between your chosen event and today’s democracy.
  • communicate the above through a diagram, using words and images.

Working at Analysing-Evaluating Level

  • analyse 3 or more changes in democracy using a range of factual examples.
  • analyse, through comparison, how causal factors (PIE-PSE) brought about changes in democracy.                                                                           
  • analyse the historical significance of your chosen event, using DBL and comparison to other events, in how it changed democracy.                                      
  • analyse the relationship between your chosen event and today’s democracy.
  • communicate the above through a diagram, using words and images.

 

Knowledge Test, new 10 Questions to add to the last 30 🙂

1, When was the Great Reform Act passed?

2, What is suffrage?

3, In 1830 Parliament was mostly made up of…..

  1. a)    Middle-class industrialists
  2. b)   Tory Landowner
  3. c)    Working class radical

4, What is Democracy?

5, When was the Peterloo Massacre?

6, When did the Rebecca Riots begin?

7, When were the Spa Field Riots?

8, A constituency is…..

  1. a)    a person that sits in Parliament.
  2. b)   an area of the country represented by an MP.
  3. c)    A choice in an election or other group decision.

9, When was Magna Carta signed?      

10, What is Chartism?

 

The Evolution of English Democracy: A Timeline CLICK HERE

Magna Carta: 1215 a start for Democracy?

 

Session 1-2:

Session 3-4:

Additional Challenge Activity: Research and present on the Suffrage Movement CLICK HERE

Session 5-6

Session 7-8

Session 9-10

Additional Debate opportunity:

 

Useful website: A History of Parliament CLICK HERE

Useful website: Magna Carta CLICK HERE

Useful website: Impact of Magna Carta CLICK HERE

Useful website: What is Democracy? CLICK HERE

Useful website: The Future of Democracy CLICK HERE

Useful website to help you with Session 6 Home Learning CLICK HERE. 

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