Secondary Resources - Members Only Area
This section of the site contains downloadable Secondary lesson plans complete with useful resources, articles from the ACT journal, extracts from various publications or other sources that teachers have shared with us.
ACT will continue to develop this section of the website and new material is posted each month.
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What is Citizenship?
Explain to your pupils or your colleagues what Citizenship education is and why it's quite so important. Especially useful for those new to Citizenship education.
Whole school Citizenship provision
Tools to help evaluate the provision of Citizenship education in secondary schools
Delivering Citizenship though other subjects
Although not recommended, this is the reality in many schools
Resources for classroom teaching and ideas for the whole school.
Assessment using the 8-level scale, relative merits of the three exam boards, QCDA on assessment and ACT experts. Also whole-school assessment.
Identity and Diversity - Living together in the UK
Resources for teaching the new strand of the secondary curriculum "Identity and Diversity - Living together in the UK
Fairness and the fule of law, power and authority and accountability...
Democracy and Political Literacy
A selection of the best resources for teaching about democracy and political literacy. These range from hosting mock elections in schools to visiting Parliament.
The concept of human rights is central in Citizenship teaching. There are many resources from organisations ranging from Amnesty to the British Army. Here you'll find just some that ACT thinks are useful.
International Dimensions of Citizenship and Global Citizenship
This includes global citizenship and teaching about the EU
General Citizenship Resources
Resources that cover multiple categories
Cross Curricular Resources
Using the whole school approach it is useful to demonstrate that Citizenship affects all spheres of our school lives. You should already be working with other subject teachers. Here are some resources to try including links to Every Child Matters and inspection advice.
Understanding finance is a crucial part of taking an active role in society
Careers and Citizenship
As well as their unique contributions to young people’s development, there are many links between the content of the Citizenship programme of study and learning through Careers
This is an essential part of Citizenship education - and forms 60% GCSE!
Poverty & Micro-finance
Four lessons each for years 7, 8, 9 and 10/11. These lessons use the concept of microfinance to help students understand and engage with poverty in developing countries.
History of Citizenship
Resources tracing the history of the subject