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'Magna Carta' published by the British Library

'Magna Carta' published by the British Library has been awarded the ACT Quality Mark for Citizenship Teaching Resources.

From images of the original 1215 Magna Carta to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Thomas Jefferson’s own copy of the Declaration of Independence, this free learning resource is designed to support History and Citizenship teachers to plan unique and exciting lessons on Magna Carta and its continuing significance.

The website has 25 downloadable PDF lesson plans. Featuring teachers’ notes, short films, animations and articles from leading experts including Shami Chakrabarti, Joshua Rozenberg and Dan Jones, the site can be used to stimulate lively debate in the classroom and develop skills in historical interpretation and critical thinking.

This resource has been awarded the ACT Quality Mark for the Citizenship Teaching Resources on this website. The ACT assessment panel said,

“This comprehensive resource from the British Library provides teachers with a range of practical teaching ideas using contemporary issues linked to key citizenship themes of human rights, the law and legal processes, democracy and the power of participation. The resource which is designed for use in secondary schools but could be adapted for use with key stage 2 creates a powerful link with history and will help pupils critically explore the context and significance of Magna Carta today.”

The resource is suitable for use with History and Citizenship students aged 11-18 years.

You can download the resource from the British Library website

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