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Democracy - A Short Introduction

Added: 10 Nov 2016 Contributor: Tara Fitzharris Resource type: Audio / Video

This is a short 3 minute video explaining the concept of democracy. it is followed by a multiple choice quiz, there are also some prompts for further discussion with students on the topic. This is a useful resource for the teaching of ESD for Junior Cycle students.

How it maps to the curriculum


Strand: 3. Exploring Democracy

Strand unit: 3.1 The Meaning of Democracy

Politics & Society

Strand: 2. Power & Decision Making: National/EU

Strand unit: 1. The Making of the National Policy


Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • begin to explore the concept of democracy

Meta information

  • Asset type: Video
  • Language: English
  • Rights: All rights reserved
  • Cost: No
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