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Review of “Disarm the Base” Board Game by Sera Shortland

Review of “Disarm the Base” Board Game by https://disarmthebase.com/

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VE Day 75th Anniversary and Citizenship

VE Day 75th Anniversary and Citizenship 

By Zoe Baker, Citizenship Teaching

On 8th May, were it not for fighting the outbreak of Covid - 19, many schools would be hanging out bunting and arranging tea parties with students and staff in 1940’s clothing or wearing red, white and blue. Assemblies would be held, and History classrooms would remind students of what VE Day was and why it is important to remember. 

We need a transformative news literacy intervention not just a list of top tips

After a 2 hour drive from our hotel to Long Island we arrived on campus at Stony Brook University.  It is one of four university centres of the State University of New York system and was established in 1957. It currently has 26,236 students enrolled.

Exploring the ‘Learn to Discern’ media literacy programme in the US

Association for Citizenship Teaching members from across England have made the trip across the Atlantic to participate in a Media Literacy Exchange in the United States. In a programme sponsored by the US Embassy in London and facilitated by global development and education organisation, IREX, teachers will be visiting Washington DC, New York and Boston in order to expand their knowledge and practice in media literacy. Ben Miskell, Citizenship teacher from Sheffield, is one of the ten participants. 

Working with and learning from two very established organisations, Newseum and PBS.

Citizenship Teacher Sera Shortland reporting on day two of the Media Literacy Educators' Exchange Programme, working with and learning from two very established organisations, Newseum and PBS. 

Citizenship and me

My experience with Citizenship education started in Year 7 at secondary school. I instantly connected with the subject, so much so that I chose Citizenship as one of my GCSE options and after three years of studying it, obtained an A grade. This allowed me to further my citizenship education at A-Level where I obtained a B grade.

Thinking about knowledge in citizenship education - The perils of content coverage in the GCSE course

In recent years, knowledge has emerged as a contentious issue for curriculum designers and teachers, in England and elsewhere. In this series of blogs Lee Jerome, an ACT Council member and Associate Professor of Education at Middlesex University, sketches out some ideas about how citizenship educators might think about knowledge - from what kinds of knowledge citizens need; how such knowledge relates to citizenship participation; and how teachers might plan for progression in knowledge and understanding. 

Thinking about knowledge in citizenship education - Progression in citizenship teaching

In recent years, knowledge has emerged as a contentious issue for curriculum designers and teachers, in England and elsewhere. In this series of blogs Lee Jerome, an ACT Council member and Associate Professor of Education at Middlesex University, sketches out some ideas about how citizenship educators might think about knowledge - from what kinds of knowledge citizens need; how such knowledge relates to citizenship participation; and how teachers might plan for progression in knowledge and understanding. 

Thinking about knowledge in citizenship education - Progression in citizenship learning

In recent years, knowledge has emerged as a contentious issue for curriculum designers and teachers, in England and elsewhere. In this series of blogs Lee Jerome, an ACT Council member and Associate Professor of Education at Middlesex University, sketches out some ideas about how citizenship educators might think about knowledge - from what kinds of knowledge citizens need; how such knowledge relates to citizenship participation; and how teachers might plan for progression in knowledge and understanding. 

Giving Young People a Voice

Alex Michaels is a Councillor on the Three Rivers District Council.

I’ve now chaired Three Rivers District Council's Youth Council for just over a year, and it’s amazing how much you can achieve working with young people in such a short amount of time. Since having our first meeting in October 2017, the fifteen schools we have worked with have impressed us no end with the progress they have made in the community projects we discussed less than three terms ago.

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