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Election map resources

Election Maps lends itself particularly well to the subjects of Geography and Citizenship, with a strong emphasis on literacy, numeracy and ICT. However there is scope to be used on Humanities courses, Cymraeg (Welsh), Modern Studies, Maths and English.

The site has applicability to a variety of age groups and abilities and links directly to the National Curriculum for both Geography and Citizenship at Key stages 2, 3 and 4. As a resource for A level students looking for an individual study in political geography, it offers a treasure of secondary evidence.

Below are resources, created by the Geographical Association, that cover National Curriculum programmes of study for Geography and Citizenship. The resources are designed to be used in conjunction with the mapping available on the election maps web site;

Key stage 2/3Key stage 3Key stage 3/4Key stage 4

MP for a day

A tale of two constituenciesPerfect or pants at politicsEU and me
Who's my councillorWhere to put a polling stationEuro expo
Be a vocal local

Key Stages 2/3

MP for a day- Pupils are asked to give a speech to other MPs in the commons to give as full a picture of their constituency as possible. This will include physical and human characteristics of the area, different election areas, points to be proud of, and issues of concern..

Key skills

  • Map skills
  • Communication and presentation
  • Literacy
  • Geographical vocabulary

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Who's my councillor - Pupils create a document to show a map of their house and street with the names, details and even photos of all the various councillors that represent that area.

Key skills

  • ICT research
  • Good for all ability levelS
  • Good for wall displays

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Be a vocal local - Pupils identify 3-5 issues/problems within the area immediately surrounding the school. They can annotate the map with these problems and also with solutions. Can prioritise importance/colour code whose responsibility.

Key skills

  • Annotation of map
  • Identification of issues
  • Offering solutions

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Key Stage 3

A tale of two constituencies - Pupils are asked to compare two constituencies - Conwy, a rural area and Coventry an urban area. Investigate what effects the constituents from each place, or are they concerned about the same things?

Key skills

  • Comparison
  • Communication and debate
  • Literacy/essay writing
  • Thinking skills
  • Geographical vocabulary

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Where to put a polling station - Using Dawlish, Devon, pupils are given information on three places. They must locate these on the election maps website and decide which is the best place for a polling station.

Key skills

  • Communication and presentation
  • Offering solutions

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Key Stages 3/4

Perfect or pants at politics - Pupils design a questionnaire to survey their teachers on how much they know about the various election areas the schools are in and who represents them in these areas.

Key Skills

  • Techniques for GCSE and A Level
  • Communication and presentation

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Euro Expo -You're off to the Euro Election Exhibition, you will need to research your region and design your exhibition stand.

Key skills

  • Group work
  • Communication and debate

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Key Stage 4

EU and Me - Pupils are to create a mind map showing, in their own format or style, the democratic process and organisations of the EU as they affect you and your Euro region.

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