Written in a clear, factual style with up-to-date information and commentary, Power and People matches the requirements of the Leaving Certificate Politics and Society specification and sample papers.
Power and People textbook includes:
Package includes the Power and People Combined Skills Book and Reflective Journal
With Key Thinker information integrated within topics, contemporary Irish and international Case Studies for relevant topics, real examples of research and media coverage for vital context and questions designed to match the three sections of the SEC sample papers, Power and People offers a comprehensive approach to this new Leaving Certificate course
Learning intentions (‘By the end of this chapter you will be able to’) stated at the beginning of each chapter focus learning and offer a clear path through the material
Information is organised into manageable chunks, making use of bullet points, summary boxes and headings.
Questions at regular intervals allow for ongoing assessment
Key Terms are highlighted clearly in purple boxes
Clearly signposted Key Thinkers are integrated at relevant points within the text
Imagery, graphs and mapping are used to give context and appeal to the visual learner
Regularly signposted Skills Book links, activities and research tasks offer students a chance to reflect, revise and put their learning into practice
Thoughtful Case Studies allow students to interact with the material, with many contemporary Irish and international examples
What The Research Says! and In the Media boxes offer up-to-date context and topical examples to bring discussions on education, politics, rights and many more topics to life
Active learning strategies such as Think–Pair–Share, Jigsaw Learning and Group Work opportunities are included throughout
Chapter summaries allow students to draw conclusions and make links with the next chapter
Chapters end with revision-style questions which are specifically designed to match the three main sections of the SEC sample papers with Short-Answer Questions for Section A, Research Data-Based Questions for Section B and Discursive Essay Questions for Section C
The double-sided Skills Book/Learning Portfolio and Reflective Journal provides students with an opportunity to revise and reinforce what they learn in the textbook. The Skills Book includes revision exercises, additional activities, research tasks and data-based exercises. The Learning Portfolio and Reflective Journal caters for self-evaluation by enabling students to chart their own learning progress both during and after each chapter.