The World’s Children’s Prize program includes a Global Vote. At every school the pupils organize their own election day, make voting booths, ballot boxes and appoint election officiators and vote counters.
In the run up to Global Vote day, it’s important for the pupils to learn about how democracy works and how to run a fair election campaign.
2. Split the pupils up into pairs/groups to make a timeline of democratic development in their country.
3. Gather the class to make a timeline together, with each pair/group giving suggestions from their own timeline.
4. Ask the pupils to comment: was anything surprising? Have they learned anything new? What do they hope will be the next point on the timeline?