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Den of Enquiry

Den of Enquiry

By Miranda Duffy
Is democracy just about voting? Den of Enquiry is a podcast from Rollicking Politics for 9-12year olds and their adults about democracy, the rule of law and individual liberty that uses rhythm and rhymes to kick-start tricky conversations. Join Miranda Duffy, her kids and their snoring dog, Woof, in their den under their kitchen table to hear how they talk about big issues. Critical Thinking, Confident Questioning. Based on PhD research. www.rollickingpolitics.co.uk #politicalliteracy #citizenshipeducation #artsintegration #politics4kids
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Welcome to the Den of Enquiry
Democracy. What is it? And how can we explain to children why it is worth fighting for? Ideal for 9+year olds and their adults, Den of Enquiry is a spoken word based podcast from academic researcher, poet and playwright, Miranda Duffy. Accompanying her as co-hosts are two of her children, Carrot and Sir Nincompoop and their studio audience, Woof, as they set out to answer one big question in a series of 8 fun and light-hearted poems: is democracy more than just about voting? This episode gives educators, parents and carers an overview of how to approach the series and where to start. For more info, see @rollickingP on Twitter or www.rollickingpolitics.com  Based on PhD research. A UK Top 30 podcast (education). #politicalliteracy #democracy #artsintegration 
06:23
March 04, 2022
What kind of cop, COP?
How can we kick-start conversations with teenagers and preteens about COP26 and climate change? With special guest, Dr Debbie Rosen from the Priestley International Centre for Climate, join Miranda Duffy and teenager, Tess, to explore how a sonnet can help us to ask questions about global warming - and what we can do about it. Ideal for young people who are interested but don't know where to start engaging in the debate. Ages 11+. First broadcast as part of the UK's National Science and Media Museum's October 2021 Science Festival on BCB Radio. Based on PhD research. @RollickingP (Twitter) www.rollickingpolitics.com #oracy #criticalthinking #politicalliteracy #artsintegration.
28:05
October 25, 2021
Circles
In a democracy we have the right to make choices and express our political voice. But if we all want the same thing, how are decisions made? 'Den of Enquiry' host Miranda Duffy from Rollicking Politics, and co-hosts Carrot and Sir Nincompoop use poetry to make sense of democracy. It's all about kick-starting tricky conversations with kids. Ideal for 9+year olds and their adults. . Based on PhD research. For more info: @RollickingP (Twitter) and www.rollickingpolitics.com #oracy #critical thinking #artsintegration #politicalliteracy 
08:59
October 22, 2021
If You Have a Voice You Have a Choice
What is the difference between a democracy and a dictatorship? Brought to you by Miranda Duffy of Rollicking Politics, Den of Enquiry is a podcast for 9-12year olds and their adults that gets kids talking about democracy. Based on PhD research. Free lesson plans available on www.democracyclassroom.com. #ArtsIntegration #PoliticalLiteracy Twitter: @RollickingP. 
14:35
September 23, 2021
Vote for Me! And Pigs Might Fly.
What is political trust and why is it important in a democracy? Den of Enquiry uses rhythms and rhymes to get kids talking about democracy, so put on your critical thinking cap and join Miranda Duffy, her kids and their snoring dog, Woof! Rollicking Politics = Critical Thinking, Confident Questioning. Based on PhD research. Ideal for 9+years. For more information: www.rollickingpolitics.co.uk or @RollickingP (Twitter). #politicalliteracy #citizenshipeducation #artsintegration 
18:25
May 10, 2021
I Spy Democracy Pie
What are democratic values and why are they important? Kickstarting conversations with kids about democracy through poetry, DEN of ENQUIRY is for 9+year olds and their adults. Join Miranda Duffy, her kids and their snoring dog, Woof, in the den under their kitchen table. Critical Thinking, Confident Questioning. PhD research based. Free accompanying lesson plans for 9-12year olds on TES.com (search RollickingPolitics). Brought to you by Rollicking Politics. www.rollickingpolitics.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @RollickingP. #Arts Integration #CitizenshipEducation #CriticalThinking #Democracy 
15:01
March 02, 2021
Bun Fight
Why do we need governments? How do we get our kids to think about what governments do and why they are necessary? DEN of ENQUIRY is for 9-12year olds and their adults, and uses poetry to kick start conversations about democracy, the rule of law and individual liberty.  Join Miranda Duffy, her kids and their snoring dog, Woof, in the den under their kitchen table. Critical Thinking, Confident Questioning. PhD research based and brought to you by Rollicking Politics. www.rollickingpolitics.co.uk or follow us on Twitter: @RollickingP. #ArtsIntegration #CitizenshipEducation #criticalthinking #democracy 
17:36
February 10, 2021
Big Ben: symbol of democracy
How can we explain the significance of the storming of Capitol Building  to the kids? What is a symbol of democracy, and why do they matter? 'Den of Enquiry' is a podcast from Rollicking Politics for 9-12year olds and their adults about democracy, the rule of law and individual liberty that uses poetry to kickstart tricky conversations. Join Miranda Duffy, her kids and their snoring dog, Woof, in the den under their kitchen table as they explore how a limerick can help us to talk about big issues. PhD research based. Critical Thinking, Confident Questioning. rollickingpolitics.co.uk @RollickingP (Twitter) #youthpoliticalliteracy #artsintegration #politics4kids #citizenshipeducation. Recorded January 2021.
14:02
January 19, 2021
Lockdown Liberty
What is individual liberty if we have to go to school/do school work every day? Great, let's chat! Den of Enquiry uses poetry to kickstart conversations with 9-12year olds and their adults about democracy, the rule of law and individual liberty. So join Miranda Duffy, her kids and their snoring dog, Woof, in the den under their kitchen table. Based on PhD research. Critical Thinking, Confident Questioning.  Recorded December 2020. Note for international listeners: PSHE stands for Personal Social Heath and Economic education, which is a statutory subject for UK primary schools. A KS2 lesson plan is available free to download on Tes.com, search RollickingPolitics. www.rollickingpolitics.co.uk @RollickingP  #ArtsIntegration #democracy #citizenshipeducation 
13:14
January 06, 2021
Engaging pre-teens with big ideas
Engage pre-teens with democracy! Great - but how? Try these ten suggestions from the Den of Enquiry, a podcast for 9-12year olds and their adults about democracy, the rule of law and individual liberty that uses poetry to kickstart tricky conversations. Join Miranda Duffy and her snoring dog, Woof, in the den under their kitchen table. Critical Thinking, Confident Questioning. www.rollickingpolitics.co.uk #ArtsIntegration #CriticalThinking #Politics4Kids #politicalliteracy 
04:48
December 28, 2020
Talk the hand ('cos the face needs feeding)
Why engage pre-teens with democracy if they can't vote? Great, let's chat. The Den of Enquiry is a podcast for 9-12year olds and their adults about democracy, the rule of law and individual liberty that uses poetry to kickstart tricky conversations. Join Miranda Duffy, her kids and their snoring dog, Woof, in their den under their kitchen table to hear how they about talk big issues. Critical Thinking, Confident Questioning. www.rollickingpolitics.co.uk #RollickingPolitics #ArtsIntegration #CriticalThinking #Politics4Kids #politicalliteracy 
13:26
December 28, 2020
Democracy Rocks
Is there more to democracy than just voting? Great, let's chat. The Den of Enquiry is a podcast for 9-12year olds and their adults about democracy, the rule of law and individual liberty that uses poetry to start tricky conversations. Join Miranda Duffy, her kids and their snoring dog, Woof, in the den under their kitchen table to hear how they  talk about big issues. Based on PhD research. Critical Thinking, Confident Questioning. www.rollickingpolitics.co.uk #ArtsIntegration #CriticalThinking #Politics4Kids #politicalliteracy #CitizenshipEducation
12:13
December 28, 2020