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Worksheet 17: Schools' guide to lawmaking

  • The social organisation and processes theme.
  • The culture and heritage theme.
  • The resources and economic activity theme.
  • The time, continuity and change theme.


Role-play Members of Parliament considering legislation to control dogs.


Divide the class into two groups. One group acts as a Parliamentary Select Committee. The other is going to make proposals for the public funding of radio.

Present and consider the case for public radio.

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Plan a campaign to persuade the government to do something your community wants.