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20 October 2014
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    Using The Lowdown

    This gives more information about community action. Tell students they can use 'Get the lowdown' anytime they want to find out more about about issues raised in the activities. They can browse around or print off sections they find interesting. Teachers can also use this to devise their own learning tasks or to make direct links with the 'Local citizen' quiz.

    For 'Community action' there is information about how people - especially young people - can be active in their local communities.

    Suggested research questions for students

    1. How many borough councils are there in London?
    2. For how long do people normally serve as local councillors?
    3. What is a charity?
    4. How many countries does Save the Children work in?
    5. What is the difference between an 'executive' and a 'non-executive' member of a local council?
    6. What is the aim of Oxfam? How do they try to carry this out?

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