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Anniversary Citizenship Lesson Collection: 20 Lessons for 20 Years

As ACT approaches our 20th anniversary year, we would like to showcase and share the best lessons from teachers that encompass the knowledge, skills and understanding pupils develop through Citizenship education.

We invite teachers to submit a lesson that has inspired their pupils to engage actively with real issues and built their love for the subject.

Post-16 Citizenship with Active Citizens FE

This website provides all the information you need to develop a great programme of Post -16 citizenship education.

The community interest group Active Citizens FE  is run by experts who provide advice, information and resources to use in a wide range of post-16 settings. You can also join the network to recieve updates and further information.


Give More with Giving Nation


GIVE MORE   Resources from Giving Nation

For this academic year Giving Nation have teamed up with Give More to provide FREE resources to help students to identify what they can offer during the current economic climate.

Give More is a response to the fact that communities need us right now. It is an independent, growing movement of thousands of people from across the UK publicly committing to give more time, money or energy to the causes and charities they care about over the next 12 months, and encouraging others to do the same.

Amnesty Junior Network


Junior Urgent Action Network

Junior urgent actions are monthly appeals which have been specially designed for young people aged 7-11 working with the help of an adult (usually a parent or teacher). The actions are part of Amnesty's worldwide letter-writing campaign on behalf of victims of human rights violations.

Junior Urgent Action Network




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:

Children's Rights Alliance

A comprehensive website of information, links and resources to support the teaching of rights from The Children's Rights Alliance.

The Children's Rights Alliance work to:


The RSPCA has produced a large number of curriculum-linked resources. So far they have got over 60 lesson ideas that include teacher and pupil fact sheets, pupil activity sheets and engaging photos and pictures. Topics range from Animals and the law to Biodiversity. The topics are aimed at different age groups and cover curriculum material for Science and Citizenship Key stage 1 - 4. Many of these resources are also available in Welsh. All these resources can be found at



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.

Citizenship Teacher


Citizenship Resources Website

Citizenship Teacher has a host of resources for teaching Citizenship. With lesson plans, video clips, games, whiteboard materials and everything else you could need! Citizenship Teacher has been created in consultation with ACT.

School Councils UK


Everything you need to make your school council effective and not just tokenistic! Make sure the pupils are really part of decision-making in their school.

Schools Council UK


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