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General Election 2015 - FREE materials for teachers

General Election 2015 - FREE material for teachers

Parliament has been brought to a close and the General Election is just around the corner.

Teaching Citizenship Issue 41 is full of ideas, resources, lesson plans, useful articles and briefings to help you teach about the election. Click here to download a special extract.

Citizenship and Financial Education

ACT has created three resources to support Financial education within Citizenship, especially in Key Stage 3. This work was undertaken in collaboration with IfS University College in 2014 and the materials were given to teachers at the 2014 ACT National Conference and subsequently refined following commentary. There are three member-only resources:

1. The Big Picture of Citizenship and Financial education



Go-Givers aspires to give children of primary age a foundational understanding of how people care for each other and for the wider world, in the expectation that they will, in the long term, play an active role in the caring society.

Go-Givers extends the SEAL and Healthy Schools programmes into the wider context of society. It addresses many of the requirements of the DCSF's 'Guidance to Promote Community Cohesion' and deals with important issues raised in the UNICEF Commission on the Rights of the Child

Go-Givers 7C's



from Teaching Resources UK

As students in key stage 3 and key stage 4 begin to consider their future career progression, they may not realise the benefits that volunteer work can add. As part of the citizenship curriculum it is also a valuable contribution to society. Volunteering opportunities can cover a great many sectors - this citizenship module concentrates on volunteering in conservation.

This volunteering module offers four lesson plans which are ideal for key stage 4 citizenship lessons.

Citizenship and Careers Resources developed by ACT


These resources form part of a suite of materials that link secondary curriculum subjects with careers education AND support the aims of the national curriculum As well as their unique contributions to young people’s development, there are many links between the content of the Citizenship programme of study and learning through Careers

In considering this relationship the following documents are most useful:

Teaching Citizenship Through Other Subjects

Although not recommended, the reality in many schools is that Citizenship education is delivered through other subjects.


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Oxford University Press have a series of books on teaching citizenship through other subjects. These "Provide detailed lesson plans and resources that will give teachers the confidence to teach Citizenship during timetabled subject lesson time, providing students with an enhanced learning experience without blurring the boundaries between the subjects."

Oxfam Global Citizenship


These activities are grouped into four broad areas: ideas for assemblies; lessons for the under 5s; lesson ideas for ages 5-7; and lesson ideas for ages 7-11.

The series gives teachers the inspiration and the practical tools to incorporate Education for Global Citizenship into their lessons and across their school.

This guide is divided into two main sections:



This manual has been designed for teachers who are looking for tools to teach children's rights to students at primary schools.

The features of this manual include:

- Nine small projects of four lessons each, for students in their first nine years of school.

- Detailed lesson instructions that can be followed by beginners or used in teacher training.

- A lesson plan including the key questions and key tasks in each at the beginning of each project description.

Local Active Citizens

This unit focuses on the children identifying how Tadley will change in the future and understanding their role as active citizens of Tadley.

A lesson from Y4 teachers at Tadley School in Hampshire




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