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How can I be a changemaker in my local community? (Complete scheme of work)

Key stage 4 (ages 14-16) • Active Citizenship • Core Curriculum

How can I be a changemaker in my local community?

This scheme of work is part of ACT’s key stage 4 model curriculum and addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum for Citizenship using a key enquiry question as the focus. Teach key stage 4 students to become an active citizen in their local community. It forms part of our model core curriculum which is exclusively available to School and College Members.

The sequence of 11 lessons is designed around questions to enable students to build knowledge and understanding of their local community and develop active citizenship skills to make a positive change. These skills enable your students to become changemakers.

The lessons address knowledge about the local community and offer a step by step approach to completing an active citizenship project. They also provide a teaching framework for the GCSE Citizenship Studies action requirements.

Key stage 4 Citizenship National Curriculum requirement:

The different ways in which a citizen can contribute to the improvement of their community, to include the opportunity to participate actively in community volunteering, as well as other forms of responsible activity.

Join as a School and College Member to access the complete collection of lesson plans, slides and support resources.

Active citizenship is a process to involve students in learning how to take part in democracy and use their Citizenship knowledge, skills and understanding to work together in trying to make a positive difference

Liz Moorse
Chief Executive, ACT