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Developing an Educational Approach to Prevent and Teaching Controversial Issues

Included here is a recording of the session from our Regional Hub meetings on 1 April 2020. Move to 6 minutes from the start to enjoy the session.

50th Issue of Teaching Citizenship Journal reaches every secondary school

50th Issue of Teaching Citizenship

We are excited to announce the arrival of the 50th edition of the Teaching Citizenship journal in secondary schools!

Exploring the ‘Learn to Discern’ media literacy programme in the US

Association for Citizenship Teaching members from across England have made the trip across the Atlantic to participate in a Media Literacy Exchange in the United States. In a programme sponsored by the US Embassy in London and facilitated by global development and education organisation, IREX, teachers will be visiting Washington DC, New York and Boston in order to expand their knowledge and practice in media literacy. Ben Miskell, Citizenship teacher from Sheffield, is one of the ten participants. 

Working with and learning from two very established organisations, Newseum and PBS.

Citizenship Teacher Sera Shortland reporting on day two of the Media Literacy Educators' Exchange Programme, working with and learning from two very established organisations, Newseum and PBS. 

Deliberative Classroom: Democracy, Protest and Change

The resources in this Deliberative Classroom pack focus on the topic of Democracy, Protest and Change. The pack begins with a briefing paper to help teachers think about the depth of conceptual knowledge students need as they learn about democracy and its key characteristics and the different ways citizens can influence change.

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.

Music in the classroom

Leigh Canning, Head of Citizenship, makes a strong case for the incorporation of Music in Citizenship lessons and shares two examples.

This is taken from issue 40 of ACT Journal "Teaching Citizenship" (Spring 2015). The theme of this journal is implementing the 2014 curriculum.

ACT Conf 2018 Workshop and Seminar resources

Workshops and seminars explored teaching themes including democracy, critical media literacy, fake news, British Values, student voice, political literacy, voting and youthquake. Five organisations also provided taster sessions and teaching tips.

ACT National Conference 2018 Materials and Resources

Youthquake: Young People and the Future of Democracy
National Teacher Conference for Citizenship, SMSC, British Values, Politics
Saturday 7 July 2018, City Hall, London

Teaching Democracy - using debate

Teaching Democracy - using debate is an ACT teaching resource that has been designed to develop knowledge and understanding of the concept of democracy. 

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