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