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1 Sep '14

News How to teach ... the referendum on Scottish independence

This week, the Guardian Teacher Network has resources to help children explore the issue of Scottish independenceIn less than a month, Scots will be given the chance to vote on whether the country should be independent from the rest of the UK.This is an interesting subject for young people, and tied into the debate is the question of whether the voting age should be lowered to include 16 and 17-year-olds. Opponents say independence would leave Scotland's children with a "one-way ticket to uncertainty".You could discuss in class what it would mean for the rest of the UK if Scottish teenagers got the right to vote. Continue reading...

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