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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.

Exploring Various Cultures
Exploring various cultures

This section will help children to learn how people from different cultures lead their lives, with particular emphasis on:

  • who has come from other countries?
  • food
  • games children play
  • toys and fun
  • stories
  • clothes
  • festivals
  • music.

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 ‘Harrig’, ‘A new game’ and ‘Other countries’ at the end of this section.

Exploring Various Cultures – Younger Children
Who Has Come from other Countries?

In Circle Time, explain that many people have come from a different country to be in your community school or class. Ask the children to tell you where they were born or where their parents were born. If you have children who have moved ...

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