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Two lesson plans for English Language learners to learn about politics and various systems of government.

Two lesson plans for English Language learners to learn about politics and various systems of government.

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  • 1. TEFLideas.com Lesson 1: Systems of Government Created by @
  • 2. Lesson 1: Systems of Government Famous Quotations
  • 3. Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People. ~ Benjamin Disraeli, British PM from 1874 to 1880 In War you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times. ~ Winston Churchill, British PM from 1940 -1945 and 1951-55 Sir, I disapprove of what you say but will defend to the death your right to say it. ~ Voltaire, French philosopher 1694 -1778 Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. ~ William Pitt, British PM 1783 to 1801 Lesson 1: Systems of Government
  • 4. Lesson 1: Systems of Government Seven Questions
  • 5. Lesson 1: Systems of Government 1. What is a republic?
  • 6. Lesson 1: Systems of Government 2. How is Great Britain different to a republic?
  • 7. Lesson 1: Systems of Government 3. What does the word ‘democracy’ mean?
  • 8. Lesson 1: Systems of Government 4. What does 'Liberal' and 'Conservative' mean?
  • 9. Lesson 1: Systems of Government 5. What does ‘left wing’ and ‘right wing’ mean?
  • 10. Lesson 1: Systems of Government 6. What is the first responsibility of a government? Defence or fixing poverty?
  • 11. Lesson 1: Systems of Government 7. What are the other responsibilities of a government?
  • 12. Lesson 1: Systems of Government Definitions of Government
  • 13. Lesson 1: Systems of Government Monarchy Rule by who has inherited the role leader and expects to pass it on to their child (heir).
  • 14. Lesson 1: Systems of Government Dictatorship Rule by an individual who has power over the country
  • 15. Lesson 1: Systems of Government Anarchy A lack of government
  • 16. Lesson 1: Systems of Government Feudalism An old system where people were born with a permanent position in society
  • 17. Lesson 1: Systems of Government Theocracy Rule by a religious elite
  • 18. Lesson 1: Systems of Government Oligarchy Rule by a small group of people who share similar interests
  • 19. Lesson 1: Systems of Government Democracy Rule where the people as a whole hold power
  • 20. Lesson 1: Systems of Government Federation A country with several independent regions
  • 21. Lesson 1: Systems of Government Technocracy A government advised by unelected experts, scientists or engineers
  • 22. Lesson 1: Systems of Government Fascism A system often led by a dictator where the upper classes suppress the lower classes and emphasise aggressive nationalism and racism.
  • 23. Lesson 1: Systems of Government The Taboo Game But, don't use any of the words on the card Describe the word in red
  • 24. Lesson 1: Systems of Government “ Collateral damage” “ Liberation of Iraq” “ Read my lips: No new taxes” “ Developing country” “ Fiscal restraint” “ Social justice” Spin & Soundbites
  • 25. Lesson 1: Systems of Government Prime Minister's Questions
  • 26. Lesson 1: Systems of Government Weak, Weak, Weak! http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v = QpZhugomNJE
  • 27. Lesson 1: Systems of Government Stalin to Mr Bean http:// youtube.com/watch?v =P9ZErdQy96U
  • 28. Lesson 1: Systems of Government Blair on Iraq http://youtube.com/watch?v=4PnSgEjX3I8
  • 29. Lesson 1: Systems of Government Order... Order http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =NpVycRpa2L8
  • 30. Lesson 1: Systems of Government The Iron Lady says 'No!' http:// youtube.com/watch?v =U2f8nYMCO2I
  • 31. Lesson 2: The Debate Lesson 2: The Debate
  • 32. Lesson 2: The Debate – Social Order Today's Question: ‘ In a civilised society, one must always have people above to be obeyed and people below to be commanded.’ Is this statement true?
  • 33. Lesson 2: Debate – Social Order The Elite - a group of people with: Outstanding abilities, intellect, wealth But do their views carry more weight than everyone else’s? Do their views benefit society as a whole?
  • 34. Lesson 2: Debate – Social Order Egalitarianism - supports:
    • - Affirmative action
    - Social security - Luxury taxes - High taxes for the wealthy This reduces the gap of power between the elite and the ordinary
  • 35. Lesson 2: The Debate - Social Order
  • 36. Lesson 2: Debate – Social Order Tall Poppies must be cut down What does this mean? Is this idea fair?
  • 37. Lesson 2: Debate – Social Order Functional Phrases That's absurd That’s pretty small beer It’s self-evidently nonsense You are damaging your credibility This is the rebuttal to the Conservatives They don’t like it, Mr. Speaker
  • 38. Lesson 2: Debate – Social Order The Argument
  • 39. Lesson 2: Debate – Social Order Let's Take It to a Vote... Those in favours say “Aye!” Those against say “No!”
  • 40. www.teflideas.com Luan Hanratty