The 'Having a Say' Citizenship resources have been developed by ACT with support from the Historical Association, the Cabinet Office and the Government Equalities Office. They form part of a wider set of history and Citizenship resources to celebrate 100 years of votes for women.
Today we are delighted that new Citizenship and History teaching resources have been published for secondary schools.www.suffrageresources.org.uk
The resources have been developed by ACT and the Historical Association with support from the Cabinet Office and the Government Equalities Office as part of work to celebrate 100 years of votes for women.
Philip Cowley, Professor of Parliamentary Government at the University of Nottingham and Rob Ford, Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester, reflect on the foibles of voters and remind us of the human nature of politics and elections. This is helpful for teachers when looking at voter behaviour.
Dr Cristina Leston-Bandeira (School of Politics, Philosophy and International Studies at the University of Hull) shares some useful information on a Speaker’s Commission exploring the role of digital technology in enhancing the work of parliament, and strengthening the connection between parliament and citizens. This will help teachers when looking at the UK Parliamentary system and how it works.
Jonathan Birdwell, Head of the Citizenship and Political Participation programme at Demos, and Kate Kipling, former ESRC research fellow at Demos, write about some highlights from a recent Demos report and draw out some of the implications for citizenship education.
Workshops and seminars explored teaching themes including democracy, critical media literacy, fake news, British Values, student voice, political literacy, voting and youthquake. Five organisations also provided taster sessions and teaching tips.
Citizenship and Democracy education take centre stage at a major national teaching Conference this weekend (7 July) hosted at City Hall in London and organised by the Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT).
Students from Hamilton Academy in Leicestershire will open ACT’s national conference with a film they have made about why being taught Citizenship means so much to them, and join calls on the Secretary of State to take action to improve the status of the subject.
This Summary provides an overview of the knowledge and understanding about democracy that should be developed through the subject of Citizenship. Democracy is a key overaching concept that brings together many themes and dimensions of the subject.
The resources comes with ready to use pupil resource sheets, to introduce pupils to some of the key characteristics of democracy using a balloon debate activity. It can be adapted for use with key stage 3 and 4 pupils who are just begining to learn about the concept of democracy or for those who have been studying democracy as a way to check understanding of the key ideas.
Teaching Democracy - Compulsory voting? is a lesson and pupils' resources designed for use in secondary schools.