Zealand curriculum framework
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Worksheet 2: Choosing your preferred political party
Party politics, policies and philosophies
Find a photo of candidates campaigning for election to
Divide into groups of 3 - 4 people, under the heading of a political party
of your choice. Choose a name for your party that reflects its emphasis.
For instance: "Clean Green", "Extreme Fun", or "World
- (30 min) In your
smaller group, design the front page of a brochure for your political
party. Include at least one policy you advocate.
- Prepare a 2 - 3
minute campaign speech that could be used to present the pamphlet to
a political meeting.
- (25 min) Present
the campaign speech and leaflet to your class.
- (5 min) Now using
the procedure suggested in Worksheet 1, cast your vote in a secret
ballot for the political party you want to be your 'government'.