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The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Citizenship Lesson

We have developed this lesson to help you celebrate The Queen’s 70-year reign, whilst also developing some key Citizenship knowledge. Thank you to Jane Haynes, ACT Ambassador, who provided the foundations of the lesson.

Teaching workshops at the Sustainable Citizenship Conference

We'll be touching on the themes of sustainability, lawmaking, and active citizenship as the 3-day conference progresses. Attendees will reflect on the role of Citizenship education to teach young people effective ways to influence government and others with power to make the changes that will impact their future. 

Having a Say - Suffrage Citizenship Lessons


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.

Teaching Democracy - using debate

Teaching Democracy - using debate is an ACT teaching resource that has been designed to develop knowledge and understanding of the concept of democracy. 

General Election Teaching Resources

The ACT Topic Guide on The Electoral System and Political Parties includes an overview of key concepts to address together with practical teaching suggestions and links to resources from Parliament Education Service, the Hansard Society, Bite the Ballot and the English Speaking Union.

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.

Political Ideologies - the ACT Building Resilience Project

Political Ideologies

Sanum Khan, Head of Citizenship, led work on The ACT Building Resilience Project at Chalfonts Community College in Buckinghamshire.

The project focused on critical thinking, problem solving and enquiry skills and taking informed and responsible actions through eight Citizenship lessons with about sixty Year 9 students. Pupils explored different political ideologies and the controversial issues of freedom fighting, extremism and popular uprising using national and international case studies.

'Under Pressure - How Pressure Groups operate' published by CND Peace Education

'Under Pressure - How Pressure Groups Operate' by CND Peace Education has been awarded the ACT Quality Mark for Citizenship Education Resources. It offers a range of practical teaching and learning activities that explore power, influence and campaigning.

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