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An Introduction to Citizenship for less able students

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS3 KS4

Students develop research skills and a knowledge of key words to assist them in attaining required levels of proficiency. Separated into KS3 and KS4 aims and objectives, worksheets encourage understanding, knowledge and evaluation in line with NC requirements for Citizenship.

Topics include: Understanding what Citizenship is and what it involves; Key words and their meanings; Research methods; Thinking skills.

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Size: 65 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 414 7
Author(s): Karen Birchenall
Code: ILCI
Popularity rank: 278

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Contents List




  • 6 WHAT'S IN A WORD? Students explore the meaning of the word 'citizenship' and learn that it is now part of the school curriculum.
  • 8 A GOOD CITIZEN? Students consider what it means to be a good citizen.
  • 10 KEY WORDS (1) Students examine a number of new words relating to Citizenship.
  • 12 ACTIVE CITIZENS Students look at the concept of being an 'active' citizen, from local, national and international perspectives.
  • 14 ICT INTERACTION Students use ICT to learn about their own and other communities, giving them a taste of interaction as global citizens.
  • 16 FRIENDSHIP Students consider why friendship is important and think about the possible effects of friendship at its furthest extreme, such as in relationships between nations and countries.
  • 18 IN MULTI-CULTURAL BRITAIN Students look at Britain as a multi-cultural community and should recognise that multi-culturalism has given many benefits to Britain.
  • 20 THE POLICE Students consider the role of the police in the local community.
  • 22 WHAT MAKES A GOOD LEADER? Students examine the role of a leader and of the qualities a leader needs to have.
  • 24 LAWS - WHO NEEDS THEM? Students explore the reasons why we have laws - and what a society would be like without them.
  • 26 DISABILITY - WHAT THAT MEANS Students think about what the term 'disability' means and how being disabled in some way can affect a person's life.
  • 28 HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO...? Students examine the various ages under law that young people and children are allowed to undertake certain activities.
  • 30 WHEN I WAS YOUNG... Students consider how the nature of pride in Britain (citizenship) has changed over the years.
  • 32 GOOD CITIZEN, BAD CITIZEN Students delve into what it means to be a good and bad citizen.


  • 34 TO BE A CITIZEN... Students learn about how you become a citizen of Britain.
  • 36 KEY WORDS (2) Students match up key words used in KS4 Citizenship.
  • 38 I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE... Students find out about the meaning of 'pledging allegiance'.
  • 40 BABYSITTING Students learn about the rights and responsibilities of a babysitter from the point of view of living in a community and being a responsible member of that community.
  • 42 DO YOU WANT TO BE A PARENT? Students examine the demands made on, and the responsibilities of, parents. They will understand these from the point of view of living in a community.
  • 44 SCHOOL DINNERS - NOT ME! Students consider what it means to live in poverty in the UK today.
  • 46 CHILDREN'S RIGHTS Students think about the principal rights that all children should have.
  • 48 VOLUNTARY GROUPS Students look at the work that voluntary groups do in the local, national and international communities.
  • 50 ONE WORLD? Students examine the concept of global interdependence and responsibility.
  • 52 VOTING - WHY BOTHER? Students learn about why it is important to vote in a General Election.
  • 54 MY HERO! Students think about heroic figures, such as Nelson Mandela, and consider the influence one individual can have on other people and on society as a whole.
  • 56 A UNITED KINGDOM? Students examine the meaning of the terms 'United Kingdom' and 'multi-cultural nation'.
  • 58 RESEARCH PROJECT Students learn how to carry out a research project.
  • 60 GET RID OF IT! Students are asked to consider what they regard as the greatest ills in the world today.


  • 62 (1) CITIZENSHIP WORDSEARCH For use with page 10, KEY WORDS (1).
  • 64 (3) WHAT'S HAPPENING, WHERE For use with page 14, ICT INTERACTION.