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Community involvement

Community People - the ACT Building Resilience Project

Community People

Nick Hills, Head of Citizenship, led work on The ACT Building Resilience Project at the Anglo European School in Essex.

This project focused on critical thinking, problem solving and enquiry skills, and taking informed and responsible actions through five Citizenship lessons with Year 7 pupils. Pupils developed understanding of the concept of community, explored diverse viewpoints and learned why some people hold extreme opinions and undertake terrorist acts.

NCS Teaching Guide

The Teaching Guide is part of a set of materials written and developed by ACT in partnership with NCS trust. Download here (pdf)

Rock Enrol: Updated voter registration and elections teaching materials

With the renewed interest in registration, elections and voting, there has never been a better time to engage young people in the democratic process, encourage them to be active citizens and register to vote. The Rock Enrol!® resource pack creates that opportunity by using fun, interactive activities.

Global Learning: Pirates Ahoy

The origin of this work was something of a lighthearted challenge - to devise a Citizenship education activity about pirates to be used on September 19th International Talk Like a Pirate Day. The serious aspects however are those that ask about piracy today and explore deep ethical and values questions about the law, human rights and globalisation. The work is perhaps best defined as a toolkit for enabling exploration of a topical and controversial issue and is based around the revised Citizenship education curriculum in England and is aimed at Key Stage 3 students.

ACT Citizenship CPD - Module 13 Volunteering, community partnerships and citizenship

The purpose of this training session is to clarify the distinctions between volunteering and citizenship, showing how citizenship and volunteering by young people can be enhanced by the support of adult volunteers and through community partnerships.

ACT Citizenship CPD - Module 15 Active citizenship

This module provides practitioners with the knowledge, skills and guidance to be able to plan and implement active citizenship learning experiences at key stage 3, and explores working effectively with community partners. You can download this module here. ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP

ACT have developed a range of CPD modules to support the training and development of all those engaged in teaching citizenship. Each module has the same structure with:

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