Changing Britain’s “first past the post” voting system.


Objectives:

Investigating and learning more about the British electoral system

The first past the post system is often called unfair. Is it because it makes it very difficult for medium-sized or small parties to get any of their candidates elected as MPs if the support for these parties is spread evenly throughout the UK?

Student activites:

  1. Read these articles on how Gordon Brown is planning to change this system.
  2. Write a commentary on your blog explaining the changes and why you think they may /may not happen.
  3. List the views of: The Labour party
  4. The Conservatives
  5. The Liberal Democrats
  6. What is a referendum?
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Categories: Lesson plans

1 reply

  1. Interesting tasks that you put up for your students! However, the tasks that you put up; are your students requested to post them all on their blogs or are the tasks more or less voluntarily? Do you put up a deadline for the assignments? (Maybe you just do that orally in class?)
    Regards
    Jan

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