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DEMOCRACY

  • Meaning of the word is literally "rule by the people" and it comes from Greek language
  • Democracy is a form of government in which supreme power is vested in the people and they can exercise it both directly and indirectly
    • DIRECT DEMOCRACY:
      • Pure democracy
      • The public participates in government directly, there is no intermediary in the decisions 
    • INDIRECT DEMOCRACY:
      • Democracy thru representatives
      • Developed during the Middle Ages and the Enlightenment
      • Nearly all modern Western-style democracies function as some type of representative democracy
      • The power of the representatives is usually curtailed by the constitution or other measures

DEMOCRACY HAS COME TO IMPLY:

  • Universal suffrage 
  • Competition for office 
  • Freedom of speech and the press
  • The rule of law 

After reading watch this video by Knowledgia and learn more about democracy



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Lesson created In 10-12 by Nelli Numminen Guru (7.4k)  

HOW TO SEARCH INFORMATION

  • Define your topic and consider it from many different aspects
  • Try to consider the main keywords and central concept of your idea 
  • Learn how to use different search services 
  • Combine your keywords by commands AND, OR & NOT and use capital letters when doing this

EVALUATE AND BE CRITICAL: 

  • An essential part of any research is to critically evaluate the information that is found
  • Focus on these things when searching information: 
    • Relevance; Is this site relevant for my needs?
    • Accuracy; When was the information on the site updated, where can I check the accuracy?
    • Perspective; Is this only one side of the issue or are there multiple perspectives provided?
    • Reliability; Who created this information, what is his/her expertise?

HOW TO PROCESS INFORMATION FROM DIFFERENT SOURCES:

  • Decide what sources you want to use: 
    • Primary sources:
      • Original materials that provide direct information on the subject
      • Contemporary sources that were created when the event happened (newspaper articles)
      • Primary sources may be published or unpublished 
    • Secondary sources:
      • Interpret and discuss the evidence provided by the primary sources
      • Secondary sources are usually second-hand knowledge or observation
    • Tertiary sources:
      • Books or articles that summarize the information from primary and secondary sources
      • Provides background knowledge on the topic
  • It is important to evaluate, compare and combine information from different sources so that the sources are suitable for your own work and the topic that you have chosen 
  • REMEMBER TO MARK THE REFERENCES! 

Five tips on how to improve your critical thinking by TED-Ed 



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