Big Thinkers Series: The Left and the Right
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Left and Right Wing Politics

To take part in a modern democracy, you need to know your left from your right. But it can be confusing for young people. Just what are the differences between Republicans, and Democrats? And what about Libertarians? Socialists? Conservatives? This worksheet is designed to help introduce young minds to political thinking and the ideas that shape the world around us.

This worksheet is suitable for high-school or college discussion classes. It is designed to examine different sides of the issue without being judgmental.

It includes a warm-up discussion, a reading section, a discussion section and further references.

It is expected to take 1 - 2 hours to complete this activity.