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Balancing competing rights

Deliberative Classroom: Religious Freedom

The resources in the first Deliberative Classroom pack focus on the topic of Religious Freedom.

Supporting pupils and teachers after the Manchester attack

Following the devastating terrorist attack in Manchester, many schools will be dealing with questions and concerns from pupils about what happened and why. It is important for teachers to provide curriculum space to talk about questions and concerns, and challenge misconceptions but not be rushed into a reactive response, particularly while information is still emerging. 

Immigration and protest - a case study of Dover in 2016 - the ACT Building Resilience Project

Immigration and protest - a case study of Dover in 2016

Zoe Baker, Citizenship Teacher, led work on The ACT Building Resilience Project at The Towers School and Sixth Form in Ashford, Kent.

This project focused on problem solving and enquiry skills through four Citizenship lessons with Year 7 and 8 classes. Pupils critically examined the use of social media in radical action, evaluated what is meant by taking informed and responsible action and advocated how social actions need to be balanced in a democracy between rights and responsibilities.

'Magna Carta: My Digital Rights' published by the British Library

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

Teaching about identity, diversity and democracy-some thoughts and ideas from ACT

The recent discussions about British identity, the success of UKIP in the European elections in May and the Trojan Horse incidents in Birmingham have all focussed attention on the importance of high quality Citizenship being a core part of education for young people and also at the heart of the way the school relates to the community it is set in. Citizenship teachers can initiate conversations with colleagues in school about these matters and also create powerful lesson opportunities to help pupils explore the complexity of living together in the UK.

ACT Citizenship CPD - Module 9 Teaching about controversial issues

This module explores what makes an issue controversial. It supports participants by providing tools and information needed in order to teach about controversial issues in an effective and engaging way.You can download this module here. TEACHING ABOUT CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES

ACT have developed a range of CPD modules to support the training and development of all those engaged in teaching citizenship. Each module has the same structure with:

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