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 6: Global Issues
This section is intended to help children to learn about peace and poverty at home or abroad; where we fit into the general pattern and our part in trying to make the world a better place to live in. The first two are not specifically about global issues but set the scene for the following? In particular the children will be exploring the notions of:
peace at school and home
peace in this country
poverty, nationally and worldwide
disasters, at home and abroad.
Remind the children to keep their Global Citizenship folder up to date by putting into it any work they do in this section and to seek out and work with those children they haven't yet worked with.
See the activity sheets at the end ...