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Anniversary Citizenship Lesson Collection: 20 Lessons for 20 Years

As ACT approaches our 20th anniversary year, we would like to showcase and share the best lessons from teachers that encompass the knowledge, skills and understanding pupils develop through Citizenship education.

We invite teachers to submit a lesson that has inspired their pupils to engage actively with real issues and built their love for the subject.

Refugee Week Lessons

The 20th June marks UN World Refugee Day, which falls in Refugee Week here in the UK (14th - 21 June).  The theme for Refugee Week this year is "We cannot walk alone". We have worked with teachers to develop two lesson plans, pupil resource sheets and teaching notes to support your teaching.

The Rights Idea? Teaching Resource developed by Exeter University, NYAS and NACCC

The Rights Idea? developed by the University of Exeter in collaboration with NYAS and NACCC has been awarded the ACT Quality Mark for Citizenship teaching resources.

Human Rights Teaching Resources - spotlight

Marking Human Rights Day on December 10th is an excellent opportunity to highlight this area of the curriculum, as well as helping students understand how they can develop their active citizenship skills by advocating for the protection of human rights across the globe.

Below are some resources you can use to help teach this important day:

ACT Journals

Each journal has articles, lesson ideas and advice on classroom practice.

Edition 46 on Human Rights 

Oak National Academy weekly ACT Citizenship Lessons for Years 7-11

We're pleased to be the curriculum partner with the OAK national academy for citizenship.  

ACT teachers have been designing and developing lessons for years 7-11. The online classroom and activities club was set up to help teachers and parents support their pupils and children during the Covid-19 pandemic.

VE Day Citizenship Teaching Resources

On 8th May, were it not for fighting the outbreak of Covid - 19, many people would be marking the 75th Anniversary of VE day. School assemblies would be held and classrooms would remind students of what VE Day was and why it is important to remember. Instead, we find teachers setting work from home.  

Citizenship teaching resources for distance learning

ACT teachers have been sharing their ideas to support pupils who may be studying Citizenship at home during the outbreak of COVID-19.

All the resources here are accessible to those with appropriate IT and internet access.

Teachers will want to review the resources first to ensure they are appropriate for pupils.

Our huge thanks to everyone who has contributed to this collection of resources.

National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Citizenship

The National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Citizenship current versions are available via the Department for Education.

Holocaust Memorial Day and Citizenship - Stand Together

This resource has been developed by Zoe Baker to help teachers consider and plan ways in which Citizenship can make an important contribution to educating children about the Holocaust.

Links to activities and teaching ideas are provided.

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