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NC 2014 Resources and materials to support Citizenship - a digest for teachers

This resources digest has been put together by the Expert Group for Citizenship.

The Expert Group for Citizenship comprises teachers and others from the subject community and works together to promote best practice in teaching the revised National Curriculum. The Group is supported by the DFE.

Assessing Citizenship - Example assessment activities for key stage 3

The booklet 'Assessing Citizenship' was developed with teachers by the former organisation the QCA to support effective assessment practice in Citizenship. The booklet was produced in 2006 before level descriptions were created for the subject.

The materials aim to:

The Global Learning Programme and Citizenship

ACT has been developing a range of activities, advice and guidance to support the Global Learning Programme (GLP), which is a national initiative funded by DfID. The ACT materials include a poster that can be downloaded, enlarged and displayed in the staff room or classroom to promote the GLP and Citizenship, documents to use with senior leaders, parents  and governors and planning documents for teachers in Key Stages 2 and 3. The downloads include:

ACT guidance to support revised National Curriculum for Citizenship 2014

ACT has developed a range of guidance and materials to support the revised National Curriculum 2014. The materials include:

A Big Picture for Outstanding Citizenship

ACT has developed this 'Big Picture for Outstanding Citizenship' to help teachers and schools design a curriculum that prepares pupils for the challenges and responsibilities of the 21st century and to develop high quality citizenship provision.

Big Picture of Outstanding Citizenship Version 1 contains an audio commentary for each slide.  Click the sound icon on each slide to hear the commentary.

Identity, Diversity and Citizenship. A Critical Review of Educational Resources (2007)

A report evaluating the educational resources available to support the teaching and exploration of identity, diversity and citizenship.

This report was written by Ted Huddlestone of the Citizenship Foundation following the publication of the independent report on 'Diversity and Citizenship: curriculum review' (2007) for the DfES led by Sir Keith Ajegbo.

New CPD events

Osiris Educational and ACT have been working together on new teacher training courses, taking place in Birmingham, Manchester and London between November 2013 and March 2014. Find out more about Future of Citizenship -  The New Secondary National Curriculum and Outstanding Citizenship Teaching.

Check out our exciting lesson to explore a global issue

The origin of this work was something of a lighthearted challenge - to devise a Citizenship education activity about pirates to be used on September 19th International Talk Like a Pirate Day. The serious aspects however are those that ask about piracy today and explore deep ethical and values questions about the law, human rights and globalisation. View the resource here.

ACT Citizenship CPD - full list of training modules

ACT have developed a range of CPD modules to support the training and development of all those engaged in teaching citizenship. Each module has the same structure with:

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