S2 Modern Studies – Miss Drummond

School Closure Work

Miss Drummond’s New S2 Classes

Week Beginning 22nd June

Hello all – 

For your last lesson before the summer holidays we are going to look at the two sides of the gun control debate in the USA. 

 I would just like to say before you begin your last Modern Studies lesson of this term – thank you for engaging so well with the work while you have been at home! It is fantastic to see your hard work and enthusiasm in the work you have been submitting. Given the very strange circumstances you have coped incredibly well, and I hope you now have time to relax and enjoy your holidays before returning to school in August.  

Please follow the instructions below to support you in completing the lesson – 

  • Complete the starter 
  • Read through the slide on gun control 
  • Task 1 – Match the statements with either the pro-gun control side or a and copy and complete the table. 
  • Task 2 – Read through the slides on the NRA and Moms Demand Action and watch the videos. Then complete the 6 questions on slide 6.  
  • Complete the plenary.    

I hope you all have a fantastic summer and I look forward to seeing you in August! 


– Miss Drummond  

Lesson 4 – The Gun Control Debate

Week Beginning 15th June

Today we are continuing with our Gun Control in the USA topic by focusing on the question: ‘Who can own a gun in the USA?’

Please click on the PowerPoint and follow the instructions below to support you in completing this lesson –

  • Complete the starter – with reference to the information in the graph.
  • True or false – decide if the statements are true or false.
  • Read through the slides on how to buy a gun in America and background checks.
  • Task 1 – Sum up the main findings from the four infographics using evidence from what is in each poster.
  • Task 2 – Watch the video and answer the 3 questions.
  • Complete the plenary.

Please email your work to – 9080054@ea.edin.sch.uk

Lesson 3 – Who can own a gun in the USA

This week we are moving on to our second lesson on Gun Control in the USA and focusing on ‘Why do Americans have guns?’ Please follow the instruction below –

  • Complete the starter
  • Read through the slides on the constitution and second amendment
  • Task 1 – watch the video and complete the four questions. 
  • Task 2 – read through the information about Obama and Trump’s views on gun control, watch the videos and answer the questions that follow. 
  • Complete the plenary. 

This lesson is quite long, so if you don’t have the time to watch the videos then that is ok. You should be able to answer the questions just by reading through the slides. However, if you have the time, I encourage you to watch the videos as they will help to build up your knowledge and understanding of gun control in the USA

Miss Drummond

Lesson 2 – Why do Americans have Guns

Today is an exciting day as we are moving onto our new topic – Gun Control in the USA 😊  

This is the first topic that we learn about in S2 and we will be learning all about gun culture in the United States of America.  

Please follow the instructions below to complete the lesson –  

  • Complete the starter 
  • Complete the quiz via Forms (click the url link in the slide) 
  • Read through the slides 
  • Watch videos 1 and 2 
  • Complete the 4 questions (using the information from the videos and the slides). 
  • Complete the plenary 

If you have any questions, please post on Teams or email me – 9080054@ea.edin.sch.uk 


Miss Drummond  

Lesson 1 – Gun Control in the USA

Week Beginning 5th May
  • Please complete the lesson as we would in class by completing the starter. 
  • Reading through the learning intentions 
  • Watch the video clip on first past the post then answer the questions on the next slide. 
  • Watch the video on how to vote and answer the two questions in the bubbles.

The Main Task – Election Storyboard

  • Create a storyboard that explains the main 6 steps in voting! If you go back to the folder Lesson 9 – you will find the word document ‘How do we vote? A step-by-step guide’ which is there to help you.  
  • Then complete the plenary!  
If you have any questions about the work, please email me on 9080054@ea.edin.sch.uk – thank you, Miss Drummond. 

Lesson 9 – Voting

Week Beginning 11th May


  • Complete the starter
  • Read through the information about political parties
  • Write down your guesses for whether the person is ‘right’ or ‘left’ wing
  • Use your iPad to research all the UK political parties on the table and fill in the blanks.
  • Complete the plenary.

As always, if you have any questions about the work please email me or post your query on Teams.

If you have any questions about the work, please email me on 9080054@ea.edin.sch.uk – thank you, Miss Drummond. 

Lesson 10 – Political Parties

Week Beginning 18th May

Please complete the lesson as we would in class –  

    • Complete the starter  
    • Use the word document ‘Election Methods’ to complete the table on slide 5. You do not have to use this table exactly if it does not work with your iPad, create your own in word or copy one down in a jotter. 

    • Watch the videos on party political broadcasts and leadership debates. 

    • Complete the plenary.  

As always, if you have any questions about the work please email me – 9080054@ea.edin.sch.uk 


Miss Drummond 

Election Methods

Lesson 11 – Election Campaigns

Hello everyone!  

This week is the final week of our representation unit. Usually at this time in the year we would have you completing a ‘Mock Election.’ 

Normally, you would be split into different groups and you would either create a new political party or join an existing political party and you would choose one pupil to become the leader of the political party, you would spend several week running the election campaign and then eventually we would do a class electionUnfortunately, we cannot do that this year 🙁 So I have had to change today’s lesson slightly.  

I have uploaded today’s lesson under ‘Files’ > ‘Representation’ > ‘Lesson 12 – The Election Campaign’ – please follow the instructions below.  

  • Complete the starter 
  • Task 1 – You have a choice on how you want to complete this task. Either follow the instructions on slide 2 and join an existing political party or follow the instructions on slide 3 and create your own political party.  
  • Task 2 – Create a speech you would deliver on election day to encourage people to vote for you. Follow the instructions on slide 4 to complete this.  
  • Extension – create a rosette for your party!  
  • The winner of the election will be announced via Teams and Miss Drummond’s Twitter account (@MissDrummondK) – week beginning June 8th. Please email all speeches to me – 9080054@ea.edin.sch.uk 

Lesson 12 – The Election Campaign (Covid)


The Green Party