Where do recent events fit in with the A Level Politics syllabus?
It is something of a shame that we don't explore issues within the context of the British Politics course. The treatment of prisoners, whether the education system is fit for purpose, racism in the police force, as some examples, would, I'm sure, spark heated debate in classrooms across the country.
Social equality, and in particular gender equality would also give rise to some interesting discussion, I reckon.
As it happens I went to a very well put together and thought provoking exhibition on this very topic last summer. Held at the British Library, it was entitled, "Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women's Rights." I've just had a quick look at the British Library website and you can, in fact, view the exhibition online.
See here: https://www.bl.uk/womens-right...
I also picked up a fantastic book accompanying the exhibition. It goes into a lot more detail than the exhibition itself and is well worth a read. At £25 you might balk at the price, but maybe you could recommend it to your school/college library or local library?
We could in terms of the syllabus look at what happened in Clapham from the perspective of the right of assembly, and i might return to that.
First, let's consider the issue from the perspective of pressure groups.
The two groups that co-ordinated the act of remembrance, as far as I can work out, are Reclaim These Streets and change.org
See their respective online sites here:
Once having done so, think about the following:
How do some pressure groups achieve success?
Now, how would you put the activities of the two groups, and recent events in the above context?
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