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This author brings her expertise in the field of Circle Time and Citizenship to introduce a global focus to the learning experience of young children. The six lessons follow Margaret's successful formula, setting the content on opposite pages for the two age groups, four to six years and seven to nine years. The sessions cover many topics in the themes: o basic needs o environmental Issues o fairness o exploring various cultures o democracy o global Issues. Use of story, reflection and case study material introduces new experiences to the pupils, promotes tolerance and understanding and enriches the citizenship curriculum. The material could contribute towards accreditation as a rights respecting school.

Let's Learn about Global Citizenship
Let's learn about global citizenship
Introduction

The report of the Advisory Group on Education for Citizenship and the Teaching of Democracy in Schools (see http://www.qca.org.uk/ages3-14/subjects/6123.html) identifies three inter-related components that should run through all education for citizenship:

  • Social and moral responsibility:

    Pupils learning – from the very beginning – self-confidence and socially and morally responsible behaviour both in and beyond the classroom, towards those in authority and towards each other.

  • Community involvement:

    Pupils learning about becoming helpfully involved in the life and concerns of their neighbourhood and communities, including learning through community involvement and service to the community.

  • Political literacy:

    Pupils learning about the institutions, problems and practices of our democracy and how to make themselves effective in the life of the nation, locally, regionally and nationally through ...

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