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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.


This section will help children to think about how things can be fair or unfair in this country, in other developed countries and developing countries by exploring various issues such as:

  • gender issues
  • inclusion
  • persecution
  • racism and children from different cultures
  • respect
  • rules
  • valuing and respecting difference.

Remind the children to keep their Global Citizenship folder up to date by putting into it any work they do in this section.

See the activity sheets ‘Who does what?’ ‘A garden for everyone’, ‘Can you help Rashid?’ and ‘Rules in different places’ at the end of this section.

You may find the following website informative.


Fairness – Younger Children
Gender Issues

Talk with the children about fairness and being fair. Explain that today you are thinking about whether things are fair to boys and girls equally. Talk first ...

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