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Tolerance and Empathy in Today's Classroom is an activity-based teacher's guide to fostering positive group interaction through imagined experience and discussion at Key Stages 2 and 3 (age 7 to 14). In a series of interactive workshops, each one providing a context, a scenario and a list of characters, pupils are invited to engage in discussion, debate and negotiation to solve problems and meet challenges. The primary focus is the promotion of tolerance, empathy and cooperation, as prescribed in the non-statutory framework for PSHE and Citizenship. Key transferable skills in oracy, enquiry and problem-solving are introduced and practised through each role-play, with - specific links to the National Curriculum attainment targets for Speaking and Listening- suggestions for extensive cross-curricular work. The scenarios include local, national and international issues that will engage and interest young people. There are comprehensive facilitator notes and all the resources needed for groups of 30 young people.Knowledge of citizenship is acquired most effectively through active participation. A culture of listening, valuing and responding to others needs to be established. This book helps promote active pupilship as a model for citizenship. Andrew Hammond has worked as a KS2 Class teacher, KS3 Coordinator and Head of English and Drama. He writes extensively for educational publishers in the fields of Literacy, Drama, PSHE, Citizenship and classroom management. He is currently Head of English and KS2 Coordinator at a school in Surrey, where he lives with his wife and three children.

Year 7: Unit 8: Brookwood Motors Inc.
Year 7: Unit 8: Brookwood Motors Inc.
Section 1: Lesson Plans
Lesson 1

Arrange a circle meeting for the whole class. Introduce the theme for the unit by reading out the following Context Builder 8 (included at the end of this unit, for photocopying purposes).

Context Builder 8Unit 8 (Year 7)
ContextIn a small, semi-rural town in the north east of England, the local council has received a planning application from a large multi-national car manufacturer, Brookwood Motors Inc., to build a new factory plant on the outskirts of the town.
ScenarioThe new site will bring hundreds of jobs to an area that sees low employment and will bring some much needed business to local shopkeepers and tradesmen. However, the proposed site is ...
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