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#TVforTeachers – Pick of the Week – How Should I Vote?: the EU Debate

As part of ERA’s commitment to helping licence holders make best use of the material available to them, we have decided to start highlighting our ‘top pick’ each week. We’re hoping to reveal multiple educational uses for a single episode, series, or film with enough time to act as a ‘heads up’ for teachers to be able to record, or access the material.

This Thursday (26th May) BBC1 are airing a live debate on the EU referendum. The audience will be made up of young voters and will give them an opportunity to challenge politicians on both sides of the issue.

From the BBC:

Live from Glasgow, Victoria Derbyshire hosts a debate on the issues that matter to younger voters ahead of the June referendum on whether or not Britain should remain in the EU. An audience of voters under the age of 30 from all over the UK put their questions and concerns to a panel of senior politicians central to the campaigns to leave or remain in the UK.

This programme, or clips from it, could be a great starting point for setting up a classroom debate. Alternatively, you could use the arguments given to get your class to research the validity of statistics and verify facts and figures presented by both sides of the debate.

Follow the hashtag #TVforTeachers or @EraResources for more lesson ideas.

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