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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.

What is Citizenship?

This handy diagram summarises what Citizenship is for and the unique role of the subject in the curriculum.

Topic Guide 1 - The Electoral System and Political Parties

This Topic Guide onThe Electoral System and Political Parties is part of a series of guides produced by ACT to support the revised National Curriculum for Citizenship 2014.

Topic Guide 3 - Active Citizenship and Volunteering

This Topic Guide on Active Citizenship and Volunteering is part of a series of guides produced by ACT to support the revised National Curriculum for Citizenship 2014.

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:

ACT Citizenship CPD - Module 2 What is citizenship?

The term ‘Citizenship’ means different things, to different people, in different contexts. Citizenship education is therefore often misunderstood. This training session outlines these different interpretations, and clarifies what Citizenship is really all about. It argues that Citizenship is not just a new subject, but a new kind of subject, and more than a subject. You can download this module here.  WHAT IS CITIZENSHIP?

 

ACT Citizenhip CPD - Module 3 Role of the subject leader in citizenship

This module will help focus subject leads towards the actions that can help establish their subject within their school, with the pupils, staff and leadership. This module can be downloaded hereROLE OF THE SUBJECT LEADER IN CITIZENSHIP

 

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