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Student Council Learning Path

By Tara Fitzharris

The first lesson plan introduces the student to the ideas of a student council and how it can be a voice for students. The next lesson plan explores the functions of the student council through a hands on activity. This is then followed up with the creation of a mock candidates election manifesto, campaign and election. The learning path concludes with the candidate attending the first mock council meeting. This gives students a real feel of what a student council is all about.
7 resources in this Learning Path

1

Student Council Activity

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/19565/19288.pdf Added: 20 Oct 2016 Contributor: Tara Fitzharris Resource type: Lesson Plan / Role Play

In this role play activity for up to 30 students, they are introduced to the idea of a student council and the important role they have in schools today, from suggesting ideas to having issues important to students discussed with management. This is a useful resource for ESD with junior cycle students.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Supplementary Resources

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: This could be used as a group work activity, where the teacher acts as a facilitator, to enhance students understanding of the role of a student council and democratic procedures in schools.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
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Functions of a Student Council Activity

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/19599/19322.pdf Added: 24 Oct 2016 Contributor: Tara Fitzharris Resource type: Lesson Plan

In this group work activity, students are introduced to the main functions of a student council and the important role they have in schools today. These functions can be ranked in order of importance to the students. This is a useful activity for teaching of ESD to Junior Cycle students.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Supplementary Resources

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: This could be used as a group work activity, where the teacher acts as a facilitator, to enhance students understanding of the functions and role of a student council and democratic procedures in schools

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
Special Needs:

3

Student Council Election Activity

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/19600/19323.pdf Added: 24 Oct 2016 Contributor: Tara Fitzharris Resource type: Lesson Plan

In this group work activity, students are introduced to the democratic process of becoming elected to a student council. It examines the various aspects of the election process. This is a useful activity for teaching of ESD to Junior Cycle students.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
CSPE

Strand: Democracy

Strand unit: The Student Council

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
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4

Qualities of Leadership Activity

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/19601/19324.pdf Added: 24 Oct 2016 Contributor: Tara Fitzharris Resource type: Lesson Plan

In this group work activity, students examine the qualities that are needed for good leadership and the types of individual that would make good representatives for their class in their student council. This is a useful activity for teaching of ESD to Junior Cycle students.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Supplementary Resources

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: This could be used as a group work activity, where the teacher acts as a facilitator, to enhance students understanding of good quality leadership and the democratic procedures in schools when choosing people as representatives to the student council.

JC
CSPE

Strand: Democracy

Strand unit: The Student Council

Suggestions for use: This could be used as a group work activity, where the teacher acts as a facilitator, to enhance students understanding of good quality leadership and the democratic procedures in schools when choosing people as representatives to the student council.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
Special Needs:

5

Campaign Strategy for Student Council Activity

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/19652/19375.pdf Added: 26 Oct 2016 Contributor: Tara Fitzharris Resource type: Lesson Plan / Role Play

In this group work and role play activity, students examine the qualities and campaign strategy that individuals would put in place to make themselves a good representative for their class in a student council election. This is a useful activity for teaching of ESD to Junior Cycle students.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Supplementary Resources

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: This could be used as a group work activity, where the teacher acts as a facilitator, to enhance students understanding of a good campaign strategy and the democratic procedures in schools when choosing people as representatives to the student council.

JC
CSPE

Strand: Democracy

Strand unit: The Student Council

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
Special Needs:

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How to use the PR system of voting activity

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/19654/19377.pdf Added: 26 Oct 2016 Contributor: Tara Fitzharris Resource type: Lesson Plan

In this group work activity students examine the PR system of voting by examining mock ballot papers for a student council election. This is a useful activity for the teaching of ESD to Junior Cycle students

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Supplementary Resources

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: This could be used as a group work activity. The teacher may act as a facilitator, to enhance students understanding of the PR system of voting and the democratic procedures used in schools when choosing people as representatives to the student council

JC
CSPE

Strand: Democracy

Strand unit: The Student Council

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

7

Mock Student Council Meeting Activity

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/19657/19380.pdf Added: 26 Oct 2016 Contributor: Tara Fitzharris Resource type: Lesson Plan

In this group work activity students examine the various roles of the different officers in the Student Council and how a meeting should be planned, carried out and recorded. This is a useful activity for the teaching of ESD to Junior Cycle students

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
CSPE

Strand: Democracy

Strand unit: The Student Council

Suggestions for use: This could be used as a group work activity, where the teacher acts as a facilitator, to enhance students understanding of the various roles and activities of the people in the student council.

JC
Supplementary Resources

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: This could be used as a group work activity, where the teacher acts as a facilitator, to enhance students understanding of the various roles and activities of the people in the student council.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
Special Needs:

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