The British Red Cross has designed a new teaching resource for this year’s Refugee Week on the theme of “You, me and those who came before”. Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 students are encouraged to explore the generations of refugees throughout history and the reasons why they decided to leave their homes. The resources include a separate primary and secondary school PowerPoint, a list of key facts to share with students and an activities guide. The resource can be used in PSHE, RSE, Citizenship and Geography lessons.Read More
A comprehensive and interactive toolkit resource developed by the SELMA partners to empower secondary school students to find out more about what constitutes hate speech, how reading and absorbing hate speech affects our mental health and emotional wellbeing and what young people themselves can do to tackle hate speech online. The toolkit can be used in PSHE, RSE, Citizenship, ICT lessons or used outside of school by youth clubs and other organisations.
The toolkit aims to develop 3 skill areas:
Social and emotional learning (SEL) which helps young people develop self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making
Media literacy (ML) which gives young people the ability to analyse, evaluate and create online media messages across a variety of contexts
Citizenship education (CE) which empowers teenagers to make constructive and ethical choices about personal behaviour and social interactions.
A guide produced by Young Minds for use in Key Stage 3 and 4 PSHE, RSE and Citizenship lessons to help young people to talk about the feelings of anger they are experiencing and find self-care techniques to relax and destress and reduce those feelings of anger.Read More
A resource created by the UK Parliament Education Service for students to learn debating skills and processes that are used in the UK House of Commons.
The resource is designed to help students to form opinions, justify their viewpoints, learn about the importance of playing “Devil’s Advocate” and take part in the democratic decision-making process.
The resource can be used in Key Stage 3 and 4 Citizenship, PSHE, English and History lessons or by an after-school Debating Club.Read More
The Institute of Physics has designed a set of lesson plans for use in Key Stage 3 and 4 PSHE, RSE and Citizenship lessons to help frontline professionals talk about gender stereotypes with their students in an evidence-based and interactive way. Lesson plans cover a range of areas including Unconscious Bias, the Media and the concept of “Stereotype Threat”.Read More
A useful guide designed by the English Speaking Union for secondary school teachers who would like to establish a Debate Club in their school. The guide includes advice and guidance on planning and facilitating the first session, promoting the Debate Club amongst students and other members of staff and provides a list of suggested topic areas for debate at the Club. The Debate Club can be run during PSHE. RSE or Citizenship lessons or be run as a lunchtime or after-school activity.Read More
A great guide from The English Speaking Union on how to set up a Debate Club for primary school students. The guide includes information on planning and facilitating the first session and examples of topics that are suitable for Key Stage 2 students to debate. The model can be used in PSHE, RSE and Citizenship lessons as an alternative to traditional Circle Time activities or can be set up as an after-school activity to help improve students’ communication skills and self-confidence.Read More
The UK Parliament Education team has produced a wide variety of resources and lesson plans which can be used by teachers in PSHE and Citizenship lessons to help students to learn about the role that Parliament plays in our day-to-day-lives, as well as to learn about the importance of voting and being an active British citizen. Resources include the “Discover the UK Parliament” booklet for Key Stages 1 and 2 and the “Get to Know your UK Parliament” booklet for Key Stage 3.Read More
A guide produced by Equaliteach for frontline professionals in primary schools designed to help them to address bullying and harassment based on prejudice towards students who have a disability or are perceived to have a disability in an effective manner. The guide includes ideas on activities that can be used to discuss disability and to discuss the importance of tackling bullying on the basis of disability with students.Read More
A lesson plan produced by Womankind Worldwide for Key Stage 4 Citizenship and PSHE lessons which introduces students to the importance of fighting for women’s rights around the world. The lesson plan includes an exploration of sexist and homophobic language and provides students with opportunities to debate issues around expressions of gender stereotypes through speed debating and line debating.Read More
A comprehensive pack designed by Disability Action Alliance to help frontline professionals working with children in schools to develop their awareness of disability, including how they can take action to tackle Disability Hate Crime. The pack includes links to a variety of resources that have been designed, by different organisations, including resources designed by Altogether Better which focus on developing students’ ability to question the stories that they read in mainstream media articles about disabled people, particularly the negative language.Read More
The Mental Health Foundation’s booklet designed to raise awareness of dementia amongst students in Key Stages and 3. The booklet includes information on describing memory loss, what happens when a loved one is experiencing memory loss as a result of developing dementia and what young people can to do help loved ones experiencing dementia.Read More
The This is How We Got Here’ project aimed to uncover hidden stories of LGBT activism and civil rights history over the period 1960 to 2000. The interviews were conducted by young people aged 14-25 from youth clubs in Stockport, Wythenshawe and Manchester and led to the creation of 10 lesson plans by teachers at Schools OUT UK for The Proud Trust. These lesson plans can be adapted for use in History, English, PSHE and Citizenship, Geography and Science lessons to help mark LGBT History Month 2019.Read More
Young Carers Awareness Day is on the 31st January and schools and colleges are being encouraged to talk more with students about the challenges faced by fellow peers who are young carers and highlight awareness of organisations and resources young carers can access for help. These resources have been created by The Carer’s Trust to help spark positive conversations in PSHE/RSE/Citizenship lessons.Read More
Anti-Fraud Education by Cifas’ is a set of four free lesson plans for secondary schools that focus on awareness of fraud, common scams, identity theft and money mules.
The two lesson plans for key stage 3 students introduce the concept of fraud and the importance of digital literacy and data protection within the context of financial risk. The two lessons for key stage 4 build on this learning by encouraging students to think about their responsibility for financial information in more independent contexts.Read More
his report draws together the findings from the fourth wave (wave 4) of the omnibus survey of school pupils and their parents/ carers in England, which was conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE).
Topics covered include:
Involvement in extra-curricular and musical activities, experience of breakfast clubs, and opinions towards flexible working for teachers
Exploring opinions towards citizenship and knowledge of politics
Decision-making regarding GCSEs and information received on apprenticeships and vocational qualifications
Created with the Houses of Parliament, this 10 lesson resource for Key Stage 2 shows your class how they can make a difference whilst writing and videoing their own speeches. Lead your class through the process of reporting whilst taking a problem to a Member of the Lords and an MP. Then, your children become MPs themselves; writing and delivering their own parliamentary speeches.Read More
An article by the InnerDrive team exploring the importance of Emotional Intelligence and providing tips on how to develop Emotional Intelligence in students.Read More
Understanding Humanism has created a number of resources to help primary and secondary school RE teachers teach students about humanism, including lesson plans, free books, presentations and films.Read More
A resource pack created by Teach First to help facilitate lessons exploring Critical Thinking including Scheme of Work and printable resources.Read More