Politicians and expectations

What skills, qualities and responsibilities should we expect of politicians?


Our latest Headline uses activities from our recent Special Edition. Help students set their own expectations for politicians by evaluating examples of politicians' behaviour in the news.

Use this one-hour Headline resource to help your students:

  • Discuss what politicians do for their country and local area
  • Design a "perfect politician"
  • Compare their expectations with examples of politicians in the news

This lesson develops the following skills and knowledge:


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Step 9: I develop ideas by asking myself questions
Step 11: I innovate effectively when working in a group


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Step 2: I can use important vocabulary specific to a news story

Find out more about the Topical Talk skills and knowledge framework here.

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