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Local government, elections and voting key stage 3 lessons

These lessons are designed to support key requirements of the National Curriculum for Citizenship in relation to Government, elections and voting. Developed by ACT Ambassador and Citizenship teacher, Ben Miskell.

What are Human Rights? [20 Lessons 20 years]

 

What are Human Rights? 
Pitch: Key stage 3, year 7

Teacher: Dr Verity Currie, Assistant Headteacher at Enfield Grammar School and ACT Council Member 

20 Lessons for 20 years: Human Rights Lessons

 

What are Human Rights? 
Key stage 3, year 7

This is an introductory lesson to human rights, to get students thinking about their own perceptions of what ‘human rights’ are, what it means to have rights, and the potential implications if a right is taken away.
Developed by Dr Verity Currie, Assistant Headteacher at Enfield Grammar School and ACT Council Member. 

Issue 54 Article: Sustainability in the Citizenship Classroom

In this free article, from the Teaching Citizenship journal, written by ACT Ambassador, Sera Shortland, the role of sustainability within the citizenship classroom is considered as a new bill makes its way through the House of Lords. Proposed by the Right Honourable Sir Jim Knight, the Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill seeks to place learning about climate change and sustainability within the citizenship programme of study.

Sustainable Citizenship Conference Resources

3-5 November, 2021

Find the resources for the conference held with UK Parliament Education below. 

You can access the sustainability lessons here

First News Debate: Will leaders take action to prevent the climate crisis?

Use this week's First News debate (free resource) to get your pupils thinking and talking about the climate challenge, including how climate change affects us, why this is a global emergency, how the public can influence governments to take action and whether

VotesforSchools VoteTopic: COP26

Will climate change affect children's rights?

ACT are supporting VotesforSchools as they aim to get 100,000 children's voices heard for COP26. 

In the run up to the United Nations conference on climate change in Glasgow this November, COP26, VotesforSchools are working with a range of partner organisations including UNICEF UK to explore with children climate change and its effect on their rights. 

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.

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