Nick Hills, Head of Citizenship, led work on The ACT Building Resilience Project at the Anglo European School in Essex.
This project focused on critical thinking, problem solving and enquiry skills, and taking informed and responsible actions through five Citizenship lessons with Year 7 pupils. Pupils developed understanding of the concept of community, explored diverse viewpoints and learned why some people hold extreme opinions and undertake terrorist acts.
Sanum Khan, Head of Citizenship, led work on The ACT Building Resilience Project at Chalfonts Community College in Buckinghamshire.
The project focused on critical thinking, problem solving and enquiry skills and taking informed and responsible actions through eight Citizenship lessons with about sixty Year 9 students. Pupils explored different political ideologies and the controversial issues of freedom fighting, extremism and popular uprising using national and international case studies.
'The Prevent Duty and Controversial Issues: creating a curriculum response through Citizenship' is a new publication that offers guidance to schools and teachers as they consider and develop their response to the Prevent Duty.
Submitted by Chris Waller on Wed, 07/08/2013 - 12:38
How might Citizenship teachers react to the recent Home Office campaign regarding what the Home Office is calling "immigration offenders"?
Firstly, if the language used is defamatory, inflammatory or discriminatory and undermines social justice and human rights then Citizenship teachers would be feeling very uncomfortable about the campaign that the Home Office has been running. Where the law on residency has been infringed then government has a right and duty to uphold the law. It is how it chooses to do this that promotes controversy.
Today, Parliament Week, UK Youth Parliament and BBC Three’s Free Speech invite secondary students from across the UK to Create the Debate by holding debates in their classrooms on the top five issues voted on by over 250,000 young people in largest ever youth consultation.
The Make Your Mark campaign asked young people to vote on the most important issues affecting them. The five topics that received the most votes were:
• Make public transport cheaper, better and accessible for all, which was also selected in 2011 as a key issue