Welcome to Citizens of Europe

 

Teaching GCSE Citizenship Studies for the first time. The excitement and the challenge. Excerpts from ACT workshop September 11, 2023. Notes on a model lesson (conducting a survey) ACT CPD November 14, 2023

Notes on ACT CPD of January 10, 2023 on 'How to plan a Citizenship lesson.'

This website is for students and teachers of Citizenship Studies at Key Stages 3 and 4.

Added new module under Democracy in Action on Media Literacy drawing on ACT CPD course in March 2021 together with some lesson plan ideas.

Starting a new module on financial literacy based on ACT seminar on July 5, 2021 with the education representative of the Bank of England that provides resources for schools.

The site builds on the teaching and learning material contained in Hodder Education's Citizenship Education for KS3 (Second Edition) with special focus on

  • 1. Rules, fairness, rights and responsibilities
  • 2. Communities and identities
  • 5. Liberty and freedom
  • 6. Parliamentary democracy

At KS4 the site supports Hodder Education's Citizenship Studies by Mike Mitchell with focus on

  • Life in Modern Britain
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Politics and Participation
  • Taking Citizenship Action

For teachers, there are lesson plan resources that include talking points (see updated Stolen Artefacts) and worksheets, suggestions for class activities, and role plays. Some lessons are being adapted for use in on line teaching and in classrooms where social distancing is in force.

For students there are facts and quizzes, presented in a lively and colourful way and aimed at students of all abilities.

The information is kept updated.