Use these videos and lesson plans to teach junior cycle students about democracy and parliamentary politics in Ireland.

Europe Day

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Europe Day

Introduce students to the origins of the European Union and the impact it has on our everyday lives.

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Our junior cycle lesson plans cover voting in Ireland, the Constitution, the science of opinion polls, the budget and more.

 

1

What is democracy?

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2

The Constitution of Ireland

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3

Your vote

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4

Who can vote and types of elections

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Class activities

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5

The need for rules and laws

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6

How laws are made

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7

How the Houses of the Oireachtas work

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8

Seanad Éireann

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9

The committee system

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10

The role of the media

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