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Active citizenship

Having a Say - Suffrage Citizenship Lessons

The 'Having a Say' Citizenship resources have been developed by ACT with support from the Historical Association, the Cabinet Office and the Government Equalities Office. They form part of a wider set of history and Citizenship resources to celebrate 100 years of votes for women.

Teaching Suffrage - inspiring new Citizenship and History resources for schools

Today we are delighted that new Citizenship and History teaching resources have been published for secondary schools. www.suffrageresources.org.uk

The resources have been developed by ACT and the Historical Association with support from the Cabinet Office and the Government Equalities Office as part of work to celebrate 100 years of votes for women.

MP6 - young people politically speaking

Sera Shortland, Citizenship Coordinator at Hamilton Community College, talks about MP6, a public speaking political competition she set up to help students articulate their views about controversial issues. This is helpful when teaching Active Citizenship.

Young active citizens

Jamie Kelsey-Fry, author of the Rax Active Citizenship Toolkit, has outlined an overall approach to encouraging active citizenship, focusing specifically on how to work with the media. This is helpful when teaching about Active Citizenship as well as climate change.

Philanthropy in Schools

Sabina Wojtowicz, Philanthropy in Schools Programme Coordinator at the Big Give and Danny Gill, Director of Social Impact at the Dragon School, share their experience of a programme which encourages pupils to explore the work of charities and think about the work they do

'First Give Programme' for social action published by First Give

'First Give Programme', published by First Give, has been awarded the ACT Quality Mark for Citizenship Teaching Resources.

Accrediting active citizenship through the EPQ - guidance for AQA qualification

Active Citizenship Projects - Guidance for Supervisors
This guidance has been written by Kevin Walker. Kevin is a Citizenship teacher with many years’ experience as a project supervisor and centre co-ordinator. He is also a member of the senior team of examiners for Citizenship GCE and the EPQ. He acts as a projects advisor and provides CPD in Citizenship education.

General Election Teaching Resources

The ACT Topic Guide on The Electoral System and Political Parties includes an overview of key concepts to address together with practical teaching suggestions and links to resources from Parliament Education Service, the Hansard Society, Bite the Ballot and the English Speaking Union.

Active citizenship is good for your mental health

Kevin Walker is principal examiner for Global Citizenship at A level and a member of ACT council. He is also a doctoral student at the University of Plymouth reflecting on the role of educators in developing active citizenship.

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