Building Resilience: Misconceptions and extremism
Key stage 3 (ages 11-14) • Sensitive & Controversial Issues • Curriculum planning
Scott Amott, Head of Citizenship and PFL, led work on The ACT Building Resilience Project at Heanor Gate Science College in Derbyshire.
This project focused on critical thinking and enquiry skills through five Citizenship lessons with Year 7 classes. Pupils explored the concept of extremism and right-wing political ideologies through critical engagement with case studies and the role played by the media and community. They also considered the responsible actions they might take in light of their investigations.