Activity 1: Introducing the arguments (60 min)
1a View the 'Creating a Nation' segment on the Discovering Democracy Primary Video. This segment provides a brief overview of some of the main arguments for and against federation.
1b Students working in pairs should discuss the ideas presented on Handout 3. They should cut up the sheet and sort them into arguments for and against federation.
1c Part 1 of the interactive 'The People Make a Nation' on the Stories of Democracy CD ROM provides further details on the reasons for and against federation. Student groups of two or three can view the narrative and download ideas using the notebook facility. Alternatively, sources can be printed from the CD ROM prior to the lesson for student use. The One Destiny! CD ROM provides further information and sources on the arguments for and against federation.
Activity 2: A letter to the Federation Herald (40-60 min)