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Developing an Educational Approach to Prevent and Teaching Controversial Issues

Included here is a recording of the session from our Regional Hub meetings on 1 April 2020. Move to 6 minutes from the start to enjoy the session.

Citizenship teaching resources for distance learning

ACT teachers have been sharing their ideas to support pupils who may be studying Citizenship at home during the outbreak of COVID-19.

All the resources here are accessible to those with appropriate IT and internet access.

Teachers will want to review the resources first to ensure they are appropriate for pupils.

Our huge thanks to everyone who has contributed to this collection of resources.

National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Citizenship

The National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Citizenship current versions are available via the Department for Education.

Holocaust Memorial Day and Citizenship - Stand Together

This resource has been developed by Zoe Baker to help teachers consider and plan ways in which Citizenship can make an important contribution to educating children about the Holocaust.

Links to activities and teaching ideas are provided.

Parallel election teaching resource

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.

Briefing for Schools on political education, maintaining impartiality and avoiding partisan activity

This briefing is based on DFE advice to schools. It summarises key things for schools to consider when teaching politics and political issues in a broad and balanced curriculum. It summarises relevant aspects of the law in relation to remaining impartial and avoiding partisan activity.

 

Opportunities for Economic and Finance Education in Citizenship

This curriculum framework will help you think about the opportunities for teaching Economic and Finance Education (EFE) in Citizenship. 

High quality EFE enables pupils to understand their role as responsible, active citizens in a modern, global society and builds understanding about how their choices and decisions relate to the economic and financial issues at personal, societal and global level.

Curriculum planning, personal development and the new Ofsted framework - CPD materials and resources

Teachers gathered in London on 5 July 2019 for a day of CPD planned by the ACT Council of teachers. The day was full of practical sessions and guest speakers to help teachers consider and plan their curriculum provision for citizenship, smsc and personal development, and consider the new Ofsted inspection framework. Here are the presentations and accompanying resources.

Citizenship Matters Briefing for Senior Leaders

This short briefing provided by the Association for Citizenship Teaching provides senior leaders in schools with key information about Citizenship, its status in the curriculum and the new Ofsted inspection framework for schools. It sets out the requirements upon all schools to make provision for Citizenship, and how the subject relates to other important national policies.

The Deliberative Classroom General Guidance for Teachers

The Deliberative Classroom General Guidance for teachers explains why schools need to address topical issues in the curriculum as part of their work to build resilience to radicalisation and extremism and develop understanding of democracy and citizenship. The resources support teachers in developing student knowledge and skills of critical thinking that are necessary for informed debate.

The Guidance also:

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