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.
Section 1: Basic Needs
This section will help children to explore basic needs, what they are, whether wants are needs and how really basic needs are met or not met in various parts of the world:
- a home
- families, friendship and love
- clean water
- warmth and clothes
It is essential to have a world map on display in the classroom with each country clearly named. Help the children to realise where this country is on the map and where cold and hot countries are situated. Explain that some countries are rich countries where everyone has their basic needs satisfied but that some countries are very poor, where people are often cold and hungry, without shelter or enough food or clean water.
See the activity sheets at the end of Section 1, ...