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Questions for discussion

In order for a democracy to work well there have to be definite rules which everyone respects and agrees to keep.

Below are a list of questions you can discuss with your class.

  • What rules do you think an assembly needs to have in order to work well?
  • How are things decided in your school?
  • How much choice do you have?
  • How are things decided in the city?
  • How do we decide what should happen in our country?
  • Who are/is your local councillors/MP and how are they chosen?
  • What are the advantages/disadvantages of a system of voting?
  • What other systems of decision making can you think of and what are their strengths and weaknesses?
  • What laws would you make if you could?
  • Should we stand up for what is right?
  • How far should people argue for what they believe is right?
  • What can people do to challenge bad or unjust laws?
  • How can we get the laws we think we need?
  • What laws are necessary?
  • Are there any laws that are unnecessary?



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