Misconceptions and extremism - the ACT Building Resilience Project
Misconceptions and extremism
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.
Below, you can hear from Scott and download his case study, scheme of work and resources developed.
Lesson 1 - Our perceptions
Lesson 2 - Community partnership
Lesson 3 - Reflection on perceptions and exploring how right wing views can develop
Lesson 4 - Exploring the development of right-wing extremism, and media reporting of young people
Lesson 5 - Review and debrief
All teachers involved in The ACT Building Resilience Project worked within the school's safeguarding policies.