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 5: Democracy
This section will help children to understand how a democratic way of life will help all people to become valued citizens of the world. In particular the children will be exploring the notions of:
- what is democracy?
- free speech
- moral issues
- media impact
- currency and resources
- fair trade
- political issues
Remind the children to keep their Global Citizenship folders up to date by putting into them any work they do in this section and to keep a record of the children they work with.
Look at the activity sheets; ‘Rights and responsibilities’, ‘Democratic or not?’, ‘A personal budget plan’ and ‘My Manifesto’ at the end of the section to see if they are appropriate for your children.
Democracy – Younger Children
What is Democracy?
Explain to the children what democracy is. Help them to understand ...