As all good teachers know, a lot of people learn best by listening. That’s fine in the classroom, but send them home with some reading to do for homework and it just doesn’t sink in. These auditory learners don’t get on as well with the written word. Fortunately, there is a wealth of programmes, videos and podcasts available for immediate download across the Internet.
But, as ever, the key to exam success is to make sure what they listen to is relevant to the specification and in student-friendly language. That’s where Debates in Politics comes in. Not only does each debate cover a key issue in relation to the AS and A Level Edexcel or AQA exam board specification, it also includes exam-style questions, that help you prepare them for the exam. The accompanying printed materials including detailed transcripts mean both your visual and auditory learners will keep pace.
Specification-specific editions are so far available for Edexcel and AQA. Click on the links below for prices and previews.
- Debates in Politics: Audio Dialogues for AS Edexcel (12 debates)
Debates include: Edexcel exam topics ‘Should 16-year-olds have the vote in Britain?’, ‘Does Democracy in the UK work effectively?’ and ‘Civil liberties and rights in the UK have been heavily eroded’
- Debates in Politics: Audio Dialogues for AS AQA (13 debates)
Debates include: AQA exam topics ‘Are by-elections a waste of time?’ ‘What determined our vote?’ and ‘The UK constitution is moving towards being more codified than uncodified’
- Debates in Politics: Audio Dialogues for A Level US Politics Edexcel (12 debates)
Debates include: Edexcel exam topics ‘The Republicans are far more divided than the Democrats’, ‘Is affirmative action really needed in the USA any more?’ and ‘As an institution, Congress is more effective than it gets credit for’
- Debates in Politics: Audio Dialogues for A Level US Politics AQA (12 debates)
Debates include: AQA exam topics ‘The electoral college is in dire need of reform’, ‘Third/minor parties and independents are never successful in US elections’ and ‘The Supreme Court has more power than was envisaged by the Founding Fathers’
Listen to sample right now!
Listen to the lively debate on UK politics ‘The House of Commons is not effective at performing its functions in Parliament’ for FREE now at http://www.zzed.uk/UKdebates-WS99 and for US politics ‘The Supreme Court has more power than was envisaged by the Founding Fathers’ at http://www.zzed.uk/USdebates-WS99 (Bookmark it and you can play it to your class. It’s a great way to kick-start debates!)
ZigZag resources are available as ‘copy masters’ or in editable format and come with a site licence, allowing you to pay once and copy as often as you need, or put on your server for multiple use – and students can download the podcasts to their MP3 players. All resources come with a quality-guarantee, 10-day sale or return period.
The Debates in Politics are available as photocopy masters with a site licence (£39–£64). Also available in:
- Easy-printing PDF files (add 30%+VAT), or
- PDF with editable Word files (add 50%+VAT).
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