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If I Ran the Country by Rich Knight

What would you do if YOU ran the country?

This fun, smart-thinking introduction to politics gives kids the chance to run their own country, learning everything from elections and tackling big issues like climate change, to teamwork and leadership skills along the way. From journalist and BBC Radio 4 factual commissioning editor Rich Knight.

A great book for using alongside PSHE and citizenship study. Find out more and order your copy here.


Teaching Resources

These resources have been created by Shapes for Schools and are suitable for pupils aged 9+

Explore Themes of:  Politics | Leadership | Personal values | Fairness | Teamwork
Subject Checklist: | PSHE | Citizenship | History | Literacy


Download teaching resources


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Request a printed display pack containing the above display materials at education@hachettechildrens.co.uk


About If I Ran the Country

Congratulations! You’ve just become the leader of your own country! There are a lot of decisions to be made, and not long to make them.

The good news is you’ve got your hands on this funny, fact-packed book, covering everything you need to know to rule effectively – no matter where in the world you are.

But it’s not just about political systems, elections, climate change, justice and all those other things we hear politicians talking about. You also need to learn how to lead.

With essential life and leadership skills and tips – from teamwork, confidence and compassion to discovering who you are and what you believe in – If I Ran The Country answers all the questions most often posed by first-time top dogs like you. You’ll be ruling like a pro in no time!