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Final thoughts

In this video, lead educator Genevieve White and the other educators say farewell and look back over the highlights of this three week course.

How far should the state go?

Watch and listen to some young people in Hereford answering the following question: Do you think the state should be able to ban fizzy drinks and junk food? What do …

Hedging language

In the video on the previous step, people were giving their opinion on a controversial question. You may have noticed that the people used a lot of tentative language in …

Democracy versus liberty

Watch and listen to Genevieve talking about the relationship between liberty and democracy. Clearly, some important questions come from the tension between the two. Think about these two questions and …

Internet language

In the article you have just read there were a lot of words and phrases to do with the internet. Let’s have a look at some of this language here. …

What are your digital rights?

Watch and listen to Genevieve talking about digital rights. Then think about the questions she asks: Should access to the Internet be a human right? Should we be able to …

My Digital Rights

Watch the video My Digital Rights. As you do this, think about the questions you were asked to consider in the previous step. Now read the questions below. What do …

Introduction to The Jurors

Look at the image. What do you see? Why are 12 bronze chairs in a field? This is a work of art called The Jurors. Artist Hew Locke was commissioned …

Review of Week 2

On Friday 11 December one of the course educators will look back at some of the interesting topics and questions that have come up in Week 1. The video will …

Round up

Listen to Genevieve summarise what we’ve learned this week. It’s certainly true that we’ve covered a lot of ground! We’ve looked at the events leading up to the Declaration of …

Freedom fighters and Magna Carta

Listen to Genevieve talking about Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. Both Gandhi and Mandela fought for equality and an end to racial discrimination. Mandela and Gandhi spoke of how they …

Language to talk about voting

Over the last couple of videos and articles, you will have noticed several words and phrases to do with voting. For example: You needed to own property if you wanted …

Suffragettes

Listen to Genevieve talking about the Suffragettes. You’ll notice that there were two distinct Suffragette movements. One, the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies, used peaceful tactics to win support …

The People’s Charter

In nineteenth century Britain, the government mainly looked after the interests of rich people. The Chartists were a group of people who wanted fairness for working class people. They set …