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Community People - the ACT Building Resilience Project

Community People

Nick Hills, Head of Citizenship, led work on The ACT Building Resilience Project at the Anglo European School in Essex.

This project focused on critical thinking, problem solving and enquiry skills, and taking informed and responsible actions through five Citizenship lessons with Year 7 pupils. Pupils developed understanding of the concept of community, explored diverse viewpoints and learned why some people hold extreme opinions and undertake terrorist acts.

Below, you can hear from Nick and download his case study, scheme of work and resources developed.


  • Case study (pdf)
  • Scheme of work (pdf)
  • Lesson plans (pdf)
  • Lesson 1 - What is a community?

  • What is a community? (PowerPoint)
  • Lesson 2 - Challenges of diversity

  • Challenges of diversity (PowerPoint)
  • School uniform rules information sheet (pdf)
  • Lesson 3 - How do we deal with controversial issues?

  • How do we deal with controversial issues (PowerPoint)
  • Drawing the line card sort (pdf)
  • Animal Liberation Front information sheet (pdf)
  • PETA information sheet (pdf)
  • Lesson 4 - Debating a controversial issue

  • Debating a controversial issue (PowerPoint)
  • The Rules of Debating guide sheet (pdf)
  • Tips on Writing a Speech (pdf)
  • Lesson 5 - Guarding against extremism

  • Guarding against extremism (PowerPoint)
  • All teachers involved in The ACT Building Resilience Project worked within the school's safeguarding policies.

    Find out more about The ACT Building Resilience Project and see the work developed by other teachers taking part

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