What is the best way to lead?
|Eware the Great – Oba
|Ancient Benin (Edo)
|A breakdown of relationship with European trade partners leading to the destruction of his city
|Exploration of different leadership styles which result in successful civilisations and organisations
Synopsis (150-200 words)
The project will start with a discussion on, ‘What is the best way to lead?’ The children will then learn about the ancient kingdom on Benin (in modern day Nigeria) and how the Oba (ruler) led as well as the British invasion in 1897 which led to the destruction of the Oba’s kingdom. The children will have the chance to think about trade, statues and empires critically.
The project will then move to the history of government in the UK. The children will discuss democracy, parliament, elections and how laws a made. Through discussion, children will begin to think about what they think matters most when leading a country.
The children will hear from local leaders giving their views on leadership and use these to form their own opinions about different types of leadership.
The project will end with the children forming political parties. They will decide on what matters most within their party, work out budgets and taxes, and create their own manifestos. Each party will then create a party political broadcast for those in the school to watch and vote on.
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Trips out/Visitors In
Pete Wilkinson – a leader within St Ebbe’s Church
Anneliese Dodds – MP of the area
Tina Farr – headteacher
Captain of a sports team
Trip to Pitt Rivers Museum to take part in their Africa and Benin workshop
Party political broadcasts filmed and sent to classes and parents.