4: We the People - Politics in the United States


Competence aims in focus:

The aims of the studies are to enable students to:

  • elaborate on and discuss political issues and systems in the English-speaking world, with a special focus on the United States
  • use a nuanced, well-developed vocabulary to communicate on political issues
  • summarize, comment on and discuss differing viewpoints on political issues
  • elaborate on and discuss linguistically demanding texts with a political perspective
  • use information based on figures and statistics as a basis for communicating on political issues
  • present a major in-depth project with a topic from Social Studies English and assess the process

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The Greatest speeches

Through the speeches of Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Martin Luther King, Jr. to Barack Obama, a look at the major moments that have defined the modern history of the United States.

US Elections - How do they work?

A guide to the US political system aimed at British A Level students, explaining how elections work in the USA.