Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Secondary Citizenship - Using today's news in your lessons

How did Colonel Gadaffi get his mandate to rule in Libya?  How would a move from first-past-the-post to alternative voting affect decision-making in the UK?

Showing pupils how the news affects our everyday lives makes them sit up and listen! News is not only authentic, but often controversial and challenging.

There are tons of free downloadable resources for your Citizenship classes on Citizenship Teacher, including their two new topical lessons on leadership and dictatorship, to help you raise important issues which link directly to what's in the news this month.


Go to the site to download them now.

In one lesson, students elect a class dictator and question concepts of democracy. In the other they consider the events unfolding in the Arab World, including Egypt, Libya and Bahrain, and reflect on the nature of dictatorship.

Julia
Collins Education Blog

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