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.
Helen Blachford, Curriculum Leader PSCHE, led work on The ACT Building Resilience Project at Priory School in Portsmouth.
This project focused on critical thinking, problem solving and enquiry skills through three Citizenship lessons with two Year 9 classes. Pupils explored concepts of democracy, rule of law and rights and responsibilities in the context of media bias/falsification in reporting about Islam and Islamophobia.
We have pulled together our Citizenship Essentials to help Citizenship subject leaders and teachers plan or update their Citizenship curriculum provision.
Below are links to key ACT resources, some of which are free for the public to access and some of which can be accessed through association membership. This selection will help Citizenship subject leaders and teachers plan and update their Citizenship provision.
This briefing identifies links with the National Curriculum for Citizenship at key stages 3 and 4, covers the big issues and key concepts, suggests teaching ideas and approaches, highlights opportunities for citizenship action projects and provides links to further resources.
‘A teaching framework for exploring and understanding criminal sentencing in England and Wales’ published by Sentencing Council for England and Wales has been awarded the ACT Quality Mark for Citizenship Teaching Resources.