Giving Nation, a programme of the Citizenship Foundation, is a cross-curricular programme designed to get secondary schools and alternative education settings involved in active citizenship.
Through structured class-based learning the Giving Nation programme supports every young person to make a positive difference in the world. As a result we hope that the young people can use their skills in advocacy, campaigning, fundraising and project management to become life-long givers as they discover their political influence.
For this academic year Giving Nation have teamed up with Give More to provide FREE resources to help students to identify what they can offer during the current economic climate.
Give More is a response to the fact that communities need us right now. It is an independent, growing movement of thousands of people from across the UK publicly committing to give more time, money or energy to the causes and charities they care about over the next 12 months, and encouraging others to do the same.
Learning outside the classroom is an essential element of citizenship education since pupils are expected to engage with their local community and develop knowledge and awareness of the wider world. Citizenship was never intended to be taught exclusively within the classroom. This download from the Council for Subject Associations has suggestions on how to get your students engaged out of the classroom.
The 'Advisory Group on the Teaching of Citizenship and Democracy in schools' published a report on 22 September 1998, often referred to as 'The Crick Report', that set out out the vision and ambition for citizenship education in England. In 1997, David Blunkett MP then Secretary of State for Education appointed Bernard Crick as chair of an advisory group to provide advice on the teaching of citizenship and democracy in schools.