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.
This short briefing provided by the Association for Citizenship Teaching provides senior leaders in schools with key information about Citizenship, its status in the curriculum and the new Ofsted inspection framework for schools. It sets out the requirements upon all schools to make provision for Citizenship, and how the subject relates to other important national policies.
This Summary provides an overview of the knowledge and understanding about democracy that should be developed through the subject of Citizenship. Democracy is a key overaching concept that brings together many themes and dimensions of the subject.
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.
ACT and the Global Learning Programme (GLP) have mapped out the connections between 'British values' and global learning through the perspective of Citizenship Studies.
The overview, The Global Learning Programme and Prevent, considers some of the key questions and debates addressed in the Citizenship curriculum and identifies resources that will support teachers in this area of work.