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PSE Through Outside Agencies

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS3

An exploration of conventions, rules and laws within society, followed by a focus on organisations and charities that help maintain social structures and influence a sense of personal responsibility. Students gain an insight into the work of these organisations and charities and develop their own ideas of citizenship and responsibility.

Topics include: What is a Citizen?; The Red Cross; RNLI; Childrens Agencies; Animal Welfare; Environmental Agencies; The Fire Brigade; The Samaritans; Homelessness; The Elderly; Collective Effort and Voluntary Work.

The pack includes 28 web-based homeworks which can be set, completed and marked online using our Yacapaca assessment platform. List of homeworks (requires free Yacapaca membership).

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Size: 61 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 353 9
Author(s): Eileen Osborne
Code: PTOA
Popularity rank: 158

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Contents List

LESSONS

WHAT IS A CITIZEN?

  • 7 WHO AM I? Introductory page that considers the uniqueness of individuals, while at the same time raising awareness of the interdependence of all humanity.
  • 9 WHO NEEDS RULES? Looking at the need for rules in society.
  • 11 KNOW YOUR RIGHTS Examining the rights we have as individuals - and how these change as we get older.
  • 13 A RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL? Looking at the rights of the individual and the responsibilities that are linked to those rights.
  • 15 RAISING THE MONEY Looking at the ways in which charities and organisations raise money and considering the moral implications of this.

AGENCIES AND ORGANISATIONS

  • 17 IN AN EMERGENCY Looking at the work of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent.
  • 19 HELPING CHILDREN EVERYWHERE The work of the NSPCC - and its 'vision' of a society in which all children are 'loved, valued and able to reach their full potential'.
  • 21 THE EYES HAVE IT Looking at the work of Sight Savers International.
  • 23 SUPPORTING VULNERABLE CHILDREN Students are introduced to the work of Children of the Andes in Colombia and design and plan a building that would suit the needs of 50 'rescued' street children.
  • 25 HELP FOR TEENS Students learn about the Teenage Cancer Trust and design a room that would suit a teenager having to stay in hospital.
  • 27 FOR THOSE IN PERIL... Students look at the work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and consider the qualities that a volunteer crew member would need.
  • 29 WHO CARES FOR ANIMALS? Students are asked to consider some cases of animal cruelty and learn about the work of the RSPCA.
  • 31 DOES HE TAKE SUGAR? Students consider the difficulties of life in a wheelchair and are introduced to the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.
  • 33 TREES PLEASE! Students learn about the global importance of trees and the work of The Tree Council.
  • 35 IN THE EVENT OF FIRE Looking at the work of the Fire Brigade. Students draw up a safety plan of their homes.
  • 37 A FOUR-FOOTED HERO Students consider the training and qualities needed for rescue dogs and learn about the National Search and Rescue Dog Association (NSARDA).
  • 39 LOOKING AFTER THE WORLD'S ANIMALS Students contemplate a world without animals and look at the work of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
  • 41 WHO NEEDS A HOME? Students consider the problems of homelessness and learn about the work of Shelter.
  • 43 AT THE END OF A PHONE The work of the Samaritans, especially in connection with the problems of young people. Students also consider the qualities needed by volunteers for the Samaritans.
  • 45 PLAYGROUND PARTNERS The importance of maintaining a pleasant local environment and the work of Learning Through Landscapes, a charity that helps to design and maintain school grounds.
  • 47 CARING FOR OLDER PEOPLE Students consider the problems associated with old age and learn about the work of the Abbeyfield Society.
  • 49 UPHOLDING HUMAN DIGNITY Students learn about leprosy and the work of the Leprosy Mission.
  • 51 GO OUT AND DO IT! Students consider why some people get into trouble and they look at the work of Weston Spirit, an organisation that helps excluded and vulnerable young people.

COLLECTIVE EFFORT AND VOLUNTARY WORK

  • 53 A PART OF THE SYSTEM Students look at the ways student councils benefit school life and the individual students involved.
  • 55 HELPING YOU, HELPING ME A consideration of the benefits of community work, both to the community and to the volunteers involved.
  • 57 A GARDEN OUT OF NOTHING Students look at the organisation needed for a community project, in this case to plan a community garden.
  • 59 BECOMING A BETTER CITIZEN Students learn about three young people who have qualified for a Young Achievers Award. The page should help them to understand how collective effort can create better citizens.
  • 61 CITIZENS OF THE WORLD Students consider the idea of global citizenship and the implications of this for all the people of the world.