We're pleased to be working in partnership with the OAK national academy to develop citizenship lessons for secondary age pupils. ACT teachers have been designing and developing lessons for years 7-10. The online classroom and activities club was set up to help teachers and parents support their pupils and children during the Covid-19 pandemic.
These resources have been developed by ACT to support the teaching of media literacy through citizenship.
1: Teaching Media Literacy - Covid-19
Put together by experienced secondary citizenship teachers, this first learning activity is designed for use with pupils in key stages 3 and 4. Pupils are introduced to basic media literacy concepts and terms and encouraged to develop their knowledge, source analysis and critical thinking in relation to the different types of information they encounter.
Elections provide a key moment for teaching about the political system, voting and democracy. This resource on Parallel elections has been developed to help teachers plan and undertake a parallel election with their pupils.
The resources in this Deliberative Classroom pack focus on the topic of Democracy, Protest and Change. The pack begins with a briefing paper to help teachers think about the depth of conceptual knowledge students need as they learn about democracy and its key characteristics and the different ways citizens can influence change.
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.
Jennifer Brouhard, a fifth grade teacher, revisits the relationship between history and citizenship education and presents a scheme of work highlighting some of the fruitful questions that can be considered when combining these two subjects.