Local Government, Active citizenship, Laws, Decision making, Collaboration, Elections, Democracy
How can you have a say in local government decisions? What if you have a great idea for Christchurch that you want to share?
In this programme students discover key ways they can make a difference, vote in a mock local election, learn about community boards, and build their significant democratic voice as youth of our city.
- To understand how citizens can be engaged to ‘have a say’ in their community
- To explain how local government elections function to elect a mayor, councillors and community board members in Christchurch
- To identify the key responsibilities of elected representatives in local government (mayor, councillors and community board members)
- To explain how citizens can take part in a Christchurch City Council consultation process
- To identify 2-3 issues of significance to young people in their community
- To develop an idea to make a difference in their community and identify a pathway to follow on with it.
- Using language, symbols and texts: students use oral, written and visual texts to understand key terms
- Thinking – students will use creative, critical and meta-cognitive processes
- Managing self – encouraging students to manage their group projects and act independently
- Relating to others - students are expected to work together in teams.
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