Sample Lesson Sequence

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Written by Harriet Marshall
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Here are some resource suggestions for using Lyfta to teach about democracy. All resources have been hyperlinked for your ease. We encourage you to adapt the lessons to suit the age and needs of your students. All Lyfta lesson plans can be edited if you have a premium subscription.

Lessons suggested here mostly come from Lyfta’s Awra Amba storyworld which is set in rural Ethiopia. To experience a different part of Ethiopia we also recommend meeting Asilif in the city of Addis Ababa for example in this lesson plan.

Assembly: Democracy

Summary: Ethiopia. In this assembly you will learn about the meaning of the word 'democracy' and how this works in Awra Amba.

National Curriculum Links: KS2 Citizenship; KS2 PSHE

Summary: Ethiopia. In this lesson you will find out how democracy works in Awra Amba and explore women in politics.

National Curriculum Links: KS2 - KS3 Citizenship

Summary: Ethiopia. In this lesson you will use Awra Amba's Manifesto on democracy as inspiration to form your own political party and write your own manifesto.

National Curriculum Links: KS2 - KS3 Citizenship

Further content linked to the theme of Democracy:

Summary: Sudan. A lesson plan where students visit a masked superhero in Sudan and find out why he and others are taking to the streets.

🚦The film Spiderman of Sudan includes scenes of civil unrest and is a PG-cert.

Summary: Hong Kong. In this lesson we will visit Kootyin in Hong Kong where democracy isn’t the system of power.

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