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  Royal Family debate
Updated 13 June 2002, 15.12


Citizenship 11-14/KS3/Levels E&F
Central government

Overview
Following the Golden Jubilee celebrations, many people have been considering the value of the monarchy.

Students debate the issues surrounding having the Royal Family.

Learning aims

  • The function of a monarchy.

  • Debate the issue of having a Royal Family.


Main activity
Organise a whole-class discussion using our guide

The student acting as the chair opens the meeting by reading out the Press Pack report

The student acting as proposer then reads out the motion:

"This house believes that the UK no longer needs its Royal Family."

Notes for the main speeches can be found in

and

Further instructions can be found in

Plenary
Recap on the main teaching points and the chair announces the outcome of the vote.


For all links and resources click at top right.


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