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Human rights & responsibilities

Issue 53 Article: From non racist to anti-racist SOW

Issue 53 of ACT journal Teaching Citizenship is out! Download free article 'My Cause and our Choice in the wake of the Pandemic' by ACT Ambassador, David Elliot, the third of three related articles in the journal.

You can access the whole journal by becoming a member of ACT.

VotesforSchools VoteTopic: COP26

Will climate change affect children's rights?

ACT are supporting VotesforSchools as they aim to get 100,000 children's voices heard for COP26. 

In the run up to the United Nations conference on climate change in Glasgow this November, COP26, VotesforSchools are working with a range of partner organisations including UNICEF UK to explore with children climate change and its effect on their rights. 

Teacher Fact Sheets

These resources are for teachers, particularly non specialists, tutors and heads of year who will find this useful to help lead discussions with young people about significant news events.

Refugee Week Lessons

The 20th June marks UN World Refugee Day, which falls in Refugee Week here in the UK (14th - 21 June).  The theme for Refugee Week this year is "We cannot walk alone". We have worked with teachers to develop two lesson plans, pupil resource sheets and teaching notes to support your teaching.

The Rights Idea? Teaching Resource developed by Exeter University, NYAS and NACCC

The Rights Idea? developed by the University of Exeter in collaboration with NYAS and NACCC has been awarded the ACT Quality Mark for Citizenship teaching resources.

Human Rights Teaching Resources - spotlight

Marking Human Rights Day on December 10th is an excellent opportunity to highlight this area of the curriculum, as well as helping students understand how they can develop their active citizenship skills by advocating for the protection of human rights across the globe.

Below are some resources you can use to help teach this important day:

ACT Journals

Each journal has articles, lesson ideas and advice on classroom practice.

Edition 46 on Human Rights 

ACT submission to Commission of Race and Ethnic Disparities

Last week ACT submitted to the call for evidence by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities. Our submission focussed on the role of citizenship education in relation to one question:

How should the school curriculum adapt in response to the ethnic diversity of the country?

Today we are sharing our response which includes four recommendations:

Women's Resistance in the UK - British Library and ACT

A Map of Women’s resistance in the UK 

Explore women’s rights with the British Library’s map of women’s resistance in the UK and ACT’s accompanying Citizenship lesson activities.

Lessons are organised into three themes:

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