Jennifer Brouhard, a fifth grade teacher, revisits the relationship between history and citizenship education and presents a scheme of work highlighting some of the fruitful questions that can be considered when combining these two subjects.
Amanda Moorghen, Projects Officer at the English Speaking Union, tackles some of the obstacles to using debate before sharing some practical tips for getting started.
This will be useful when planning a debate with your students.
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
Exploring issues of extremism and radicalisation through enquiry
Ryan Mason, Assistant Head Teacher and Teacher in Charge of Citizenship, led work on The ACT Building Resilience Project at Addey and Stanhope School in London.
This project focused on critical thinking through six Citizenship lessons with Year 9 pupils. Pupils explored concepts of extremism, radicalisation and terrorism from different perspectives and carried out independent and small group research using enquiry methodologies.
The aim of this module is to examine the nature of critical thinking and its importance in citizenship education and in society at large. Colleagues are introduced to different ways in which critical thinking can be nurtured. You cand download this module here. CRITICAL THINKING IN CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION