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.

Environmental Issues
Environmental issues


This section will help children to think about the environment and recognise the part they can play in caring for and protecting our world.

In this section the children first look at what the environment is before going on to explore the various kinds of environments and how these need protecting, under the headings:

  • local environment: school, home, community
  • worldwide environment
  • ecology – local and global
  • preservation of species
  • water – sanitation, fun
  • recycling – re-use; recycle; donate
  • litter and rubbish
  • food miles.

Why not appoint an ‘ecomonitor’ in each class for a week's eco duties? The ecomonitor, wearing a badge or special hat, can be responsible for making sure lights are turned off, water taps are turned off and litter is not left about.

See the activity sheets, ‘Do you use water ...

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