A good overview of conservatism is provided by the Encyclopaedia Britannica:
Discover More Political doctrine that emphasizes the value of traditional institutions and practices.
After reading this summary, students could consider the ways in which we could argue that the British political system is built on and continues to operate on conservative ideologies (even when the Conservative Party are not in power).
Students could then watch this very enlightening Ted Talk presented by Jonathan Haidt: the moral roots of liberals and conservatives from which they make their own summary notes:
Discover More Jonathan Haidt studies how — and why — we evolved to be moral.
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