The ACT Topic Guide on The Electoral System and Political Parties includes an overview of key concepts to address together with practical teaching suggestions and links to resources from Parliament Education Service, the Hansard Society, Bite the Ballot and the English Speaking Union.
Lorellie Canning, Head of Citizenship, led work on The ACT Building Resilience Project at St Bede's & St Joseph’s Catholic College in Bradford.
This project focused on critical thinking, problem solving and enquiry skills, and taking informed and responsible action. It involved five Citizenship lessons with four Year 9 and 10 classes. Pupils explored concepts of extremism and terrorism and the role of the media through critical engagement with real life case studies.
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.