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Sessions 4 and 5: A third runway for Heathrow? A case study of change through democracy
- Different Needs, Common Ground
- A third runway for Heathrow? A case study of change through democracy
Whenever the government has to make a decision, there will be some who agree and others who disagree. In a democracy, there are a wide range of methods that can be used to try to influence the outcome. A good example is the decision about whether or not to build a third runway at Heathrow airport.
- Students will consider the reasons why there are different views about plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport.
- Students will creatively apply their prior learning to the Heathrow case study.
- In the roles of different parties affected by the runway, students will develop their own ideas about how to influence the government’s decision.
- Students will evaluate real actions taken around the issue, considering whether these actions are likely to be effective or not.
- Materials for making posters (A3 paper or bigger)
- Post-it notes
In this topic
Students will consider the role of citizens in democratic government, the roles played by public institutions and voluntary groups in society, and the ways in which citizens work together to improve their communities.