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                                                        Contents
                       Human Rights
                       Animal Rights
                        Diversity
                       Homelessness
                       Abortion and Euthanasia
                       Democracy and elections
                       National and Local Government
                       Trade and the Economy
                       WTO
                       EU (European Union)
                       UN (United Nations)
                       Peace and Conflict
                       History
                       RE
                       Law-Related Education
                       Employment Law
                       Media and Useful Image Sites
                       Global Citizenship
                       Local Agenda 21
                       Active Citizenship
                       General websites
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                                                        Human
                                                        Rights



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                                            Human Rights
              URL                                          Description / Review

http://www.unicef.org.uk/re     Fairly comprehensive UNICEF site on Rights – games, factsheets,
sources/index.asp            suggested activities
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/e       Lots and lots of info and resources
ducation/
www.amnesty.org.uk              Good resources

Education:
http://www.amnesty.org.uk/
content.asp?CategoryID=10
679
http://eycb.coe.int/compass      A very comprehensive manual of human rights education with young
/en/contents.html            people
                                 "Chapter 2" has 49 different lesson plans on a variety of topics
http://www.equalityhumanri       The newish UK body with responsibility to promote equality - useful
ghts.com/                    info. No citizenship resources yet but useful list of recommended links.

Recommended links:
http://www.equalityhumanri
ghts.com/cgi-

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              URL                                          Description / Review

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www.refugeecouncil.org.uk       Looks at myths and gives facts.
www.hrea.org                    Not bad for researching human rights
www.hrw.org                     Human Rights monitoring organization, profiles on all countries. Good
                             range of videos that can be used in class.
www.witness.org                 Source for videos and stories for narratives.
http://www.liberty-human-       Good sections on Young People’s Rights
rights.org.uk/
http://www.yourrights.org.u     Another Liberty site, particularly focusing on the impact of the 1998
k/                           Human Rights Act.
http://www.ihrc.org/            Focus on Islamic Human Rights, for getting point of view from Muslim
                             perspective.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/world      BBC World Service site, gives good examples of violations of each the
service/people/features/iha main rights.
vearightto/index.shtml
http://www.annefrank.org.u      Anne Frank inspired site to combat racism. Download assembly ideas
k
http://www.guardian.co.uk/      Details human rights issues occurring within the UK.
world/human-rights
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbc      Newsround – oodles of useful stuff

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              URL                                                     Description / Review

news/hi/teachers/default.s
tm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoo                    Citizen X’s section on rights and responsibilities.
ls/citizenx/being/index.sht
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http://www.antislavery.org                 Good resource including lesson and assembly ideas.
www.savethechildren.org.uk                 Great child specific site with extensive rights section.
http://www.irr.org.uk                      Good for following stories of human rights abuses around the world.
http://www.unicef.org.uk/re                Fairly comprehensive UNICEF site on Rights – games, factsheets,
sources/index.asp                       suggested activities
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/e                  Lots and lots of info and resources
ducation/




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       Animal
       Rights



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                                                         Animal Rights
                 URL                                              Description / Review

People for the Ethical                This site is excellent - covering all areas of animal rights, globally.
Treatment of Animals (PETA)       Excellent fact sheets, leaflets and posters can be downloaded. Animal
 www.peta.org.uk                  liberation is viewed as a positive force for change and promoted as such.
General animal rights                 Interactive content includes links to social networking sites etc.
                                      Education section: relevance to global citizenship projects.
Animal Aid                            A comprehensive site that covers most animal abuse areas and
www.animalaid.org.uk              campaigns for a cruelty-free lifestyle. Good educational resources, but
General animal rights             overshadowed by PETA for style and content.
Royal Society for the Protection      A very good site from a particularly respectable (and unfortunately
of Animals (RSPCA)                influential) animal welfare organisation. A good starting point for KS3
www.rspca.org.uk                  children – nothing too upsetting or challenging. However, the RSPCA are
General animal issues - welfare   not a force for change in terms of animal rights and this is reflected in
                                  their campaigning stance. Good range of campaigns and education area,
                                  but essentially conservative. If you want images of sad looking abandoned
                                  dogs and happy free range hens – this is the site for you.
Animal Liberation Front               The closest you will get to a website for the Animal Liberation Front.
Supporters Group (ALFSG)          The ALF Supporters Group site explains the ALF’s objectives, recent
www.alfsg.org.uk                  actions and what they consider constitutes animal abuse. Nice action
Animal Liberation                 pictures of animals being rescued by hooded ALF people – good images for
                                  stimulating a debate on what lies behind the walls of the vivisection

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                 URL                                                   Description / Review

                                             laboratory, slaughterhouse etc..
National Anti-Vivisection                        I have a particular bias towards this site as a number of photos and
Society (NAVS)                               clips I took of animal suffering inside a laboratory for NAVS can be
www.navs.org.uk                              found here. You’ll find most of the arguments here to counter the
Vivisection                                  inevitable “Your child or the rat?” arguments here. Also a good list of the
                                             medical charities using animals is available – which could be used to
                                             discuss the ethics of collecting for organizations such as Cancer
                                             Research, British Heart Foundation etc. Good source of information, but
                                             put over in a fairly dry way.
                                                 No specific education section; however up to date and good for
                                             campaign ideas.

www.BBC.co.uk                               CBBC Children’s website about helping wildlife



International Fund for Animal                    A slick streamlined US-orientated site which covers most worldwide
Welfare (IFAW)                               animal issues in a fairly neutral way. No contentious issues here such as
www.ifaw.org                                 vivisection, meat industry etc. Much focus on seals (particularly the very
General animal issues                        sweet baby ones) – IFAW’s biggest campaign ever, whaling, wildlife etc.
                                             Good for KS3 soft animal welfare discussion. Seals are always a winner!
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)                        The ‘Global Challenges’ and ‘Endangered Species’ areas are thought
www.wwf.org.uk                               provoking and comprehensive, and the ‘Fun & Games’ quizzes are really

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                 URL                                                   Description / Review

Animals and conservation                     good – ideal for end of terms and putting a lot of VAK into practice!
The Vegan Society                               Quite a basic site in appearance, but nonetheless quite informative.
www.vegansociety.com                         Not much obvious (quick access) stuff for Teachers to use.



The Countryside Alliance                     This is a comprehensive, well-organized site, which deserves a look.
www.countryside-alliance.co.uk               No specific education and resource section for teachers.




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                                                         Homelessness




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                                                        Homelessness
             URL                                                    Description / Review

www.housemate.org.uk                         Bestest website on homelessness.
www.homelesslondon.org                       2nd Bestest website on homelessness
www.shelter.org.uk                           All you need to know about homelessness ness
www.crisis.org.uk                            All you need to know in a homeless crisis
www.centrepoint.org.uk                       The place to go if you’re homeless
www.youthinformation.com                     The place to go if you’re homeless and young




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                                                         Diversity
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                                                              Diversity
                        URL                                               Description / Review

http://www.citizenshipfoundation.org.uk/m      Case Studies for multiple citizenship topics; includes
ain/resource.php?y0                        anti-bullying, Diversity/Race equality, Human rights, etc.
                                               Rest of the site has some other resources, but the case
                                           studies are the most useful IMHO
www.becal.org.uk/lc/re_pshe_ce/citizenshi      25 lesson plans created by Debbie Peskett for use in
p/                                         year groups 7-11 and covering a variety of themes organized
                                           around 4 key concepts of Power, Story, Success and Trust.
                                               Immigration and Stories and multiculturalism perhaps
                                           the most useful in this category
www.teaching-                                  SOW for units of citizenship
resource.co.uk/teachers/citizenship2.htm       Great resource for ideas for units; all secondary years
                                           included
http://www.headliners.org/storylibrary/        Lesson ideas based on narratives. Subjects covered
                                           Teenage pregnancy, Crime, Family, Racism, Homelessness and
                                           Poverty
http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/your-       EHRC website;
rights/                                        Good for finding out information about your rights in
                                           various areas
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/citizenx/                Excellent! Online lesson plans, quiz, and activities which
                                           can be used in the classroom

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                        URL                                    Description / Review

www.britkid.org                               A site on race and racism. Some interesting activities
                                           for students to explore the roles of different characters.
                                           An easy site for them to navigate around. For the teachers
                                           there is a section on “serious issues” which contains some
                                           useful background information on race issues, which is
                                           explained in simple language. There are not that many lesson
                                           ideas, but what there is, is ok.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/citizenx/bei     In the Identity section, there is an Animation on Asylum
ng/index.shtml                             Seekers, a Photostory on children’s take on British Culture,
                                           and a ‘Create your own pop group activity’ which helps
                                           students to think about identity.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/static/     News based lesson plans for citizenship and PSHE
teachers/default.stm                       updated daily. Includes one on media stereotypes.
                                              Newsround general page; always useful.
www.refugeecouncil.org.uk                     Information on asylum laws and process, statistics on
                                           asylum seekers, takes headlines from tabloids and disputes
                                           the myths with facts, diary of conferences, talks and
                                           courses Up to date info but not really resources or aimed at
                                           education or a specific education section
www.heartstone.co.uk                          An organization aimed at 8-18 year olds which challenges
                                           racism, prejudice and intolerance. There is a photo library
                                           and story resources, but you have to order them, there is

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                        URL                                      Description / Review

                                             nothing much to download for free.
www.statistics.gov.uk                            Office for National Statistics – the UK population by
                                             ethnic group April 2001. You can also get local statistics
                                             from your council website.
www.kickitout.org                                Football’s anti-racism campaign. Lots of ways that
                                             schools can get involved, events etc… and a resource pack
                                             available to purchase.
http://www.blss.portsmouth.sch.uk/resourc        Has lots of very useful links.
es/citiz.shtml
http://www.irespect.net/index.htm                Really good, loads of lesson plans on race equality and
                                             human rights
http://www.tolerance.org/teach/index.jsp         It is an American site, there are practical lesson
                                             activities, and some resources for sale.
www.citized.info                                 SOW on Identity and Diversity for teaching in a rural
                                             school with not many non-white students.
http://www.cleo.lancsngfl.ac.uk/slide/index      Schools Linking in Diversity Education. Not that exciting
.php?category_id=95                          but a useful list of activities to use with students, in order
                                             to challenge the stereotypes and perceptions that they have
                                             of each other.
http://www.centres.ex.ac.uk/historyresour        University of Exeter website. Has some good lesson
ce/resources/citizenres.htm                  plans on Stereotypes, Diversity, Refugees and lots more…
www.multiverse.ac.uk                             Good site – looks at Black and Asian History, has some

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                        URL                                                   Description / Review

                                                           lesson plans
http://www.islamonline.net                                 Islam online is an informative website about Islam, bringing
                                                            up contemporary topics in the Muslim community in the UK.
                                                            No resources though.
http://learningtogive.org/lessons/search/                  Lesson plans on a variety of issues including racism, etc…
#keyword                                                    US site.
http://www.esrnational.org/otc/                            Dealing with issues of stereotyping, prejudice,
                                                            discrimination and scapegoating.
                                                           Online teacher centre with lesson plans
http://www.education.ed.ac.uk/ceres/Proje                  Pure lesson plans on issues of Racism.
cts/Resources/DramaLessonPlans.pdf                         PDF
http://www.benjaminzephaniah.com/conten                    Benjamin Zephaniah’s homepage
t/index.php                                                Lots of poems about London diversity and whatnot.
http://www.citizenshipfoundation.org.uk/m                     Case Studies for multiple citizenship topics; includes
ain/resource.php?y0                                        anti-bullying, Diversity/Race equality, Human rights, etc.
                                                              Rest of the site has some other resources, but the case
                                                           studies are the most useful IMHO
www.becal.org.uk/lc/re_pshe_ce/citizenshi                     25 lesson plans created by Debbie Peskett for use in
p/                                                         year groups 7-11 and covering a variety of themes organized
                                                           around 4 key concepts of Power, Story, Success and Trust.
                                                              Immigration and Stories and multiculturalism perhaps
                                                           the most useful in this category

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                        URL                                     Description / Review

www.teaching-                                  SOW for units of citizenship
resource.co.uk/teachers/citizenship2.htm       Great resource for ideas for units; all secondary years
                                           included
http://www.headliners.org/storylibrary/        Lesson ideas based on narratives. Subjects covered
                                           Teenage pregnancy, Crime, Family, Racism, Homelessness and
                                           Poverty
http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/your-       EHRC website;
rights/                                        Good for finding out information about your rights in
                                           various areas
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/citizenx/                Excellent! Online lesson plans, quiz, and activities which
                                           can be used in the classroom
www.britkid.org                                A site on race and racism. Some interesting activities
                                           for students to explore the roles of different characters.
                                           An easy site for them to navigate around. For the teachers
                                           there is a section on “serious issues” which contains some
                                           useful background information on race issues, which is
                                           explained in simple language. There are not that many lesson
                                           ideas, but what there is, is ok.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/citizenx/bei      In the Identity section, there is an Animation on Asylum
ng/index.shtml                             Seekers, a Photostory on children’s take on British Culture,
                                           and a ‘Create your own pop group activity’ which helps
                                           students to think about identity.

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                        URL                                    Description / Review

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/static/     News based lesson plans for citizenship and PSHE
teachers/default.stm                       updated daily. Includes one on media stereotypes.
                                              Newsround general page; always useful.
www.refugeecouncil.org.uk                     Information on asylum laws and process, statistics on
                                           asylum seekers, takes headlines from tabloids and disputes
                                           the myths with facts, diary of conferences, talks and
                                           courses Up to date info but not really resources or aimed at
                                           education or a specific education section




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                                                         Abortion




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                                                  Abortion/Euthanasia
                     URL                                                       Description / Review

www.abortion-help.co.uk                                      Part of the Marie-Stopes Group. Informative.
www.brook.org.uk                                             Facts and advice on abortion. Very teenager friendly.
www.abortionfacts.com                                        Has information of both abortion and euthanasia.
                                                             American site
www.standupgirl.com                                          Has great narratives on personal experiences on unwanted
                                                          pregnancy. The site contains great visuals.
www.abortionrights.org.uk                                    Pro and abortion Anti debates. Very informative.
http://newzcrew.org                                          Youth debates on abortion and euthanasia. Not exactly
                                                          factual, but great for opinions.
www.dignityindying.org.uk                                    Has great narratives and personal stories. More suitable for
                                                          KS4.
Cmf.org.uk                                                   Anti-euthanasia website. Facts and opinions.
                                                             Lists recent relevant court cases/challenges
Humanism.org.uk                                              Very text heavy, not much interaction, but talks about
                                                          euthanasia from a Humanist point of view.
www.rethinking.co.,uk                                        Good for euthanasia teaching resources
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/r                         Summarises the position of the major religions on Euthanasia
e/sanctity                                                and Abortion
http://www.edexcel.com/migrationdoc                          SOW on Euthanasia and abortion from Edexcel
uments/GCSE%20New%20GCSE/Religi
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                     URL                                      Description / Review

ous-Studies-Unit-1-Matter-of-Life-
and-Death.doc.
http://www.righttolifetrust.org.uk/edu    Provides teaching packs for Euthanasia and Abortion for
cational-work#packs                     KS3-5
                                          Short Drama/Documentary on abortion issues




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                                                          Democracy
                                                         and Elections

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                         Democracy and Elections


                   URL                                   Description / Review

http://www.parliament.uk/            Loads of stuff including short/long videos, lesson plans, lots
                                 of crap to sieve through, but is useful. Loads of PDF files. The
                                 “explore” section is geared towards students and can be helpful
                                 for planning or as a homework research activity.
http://www.charter88.org.uk/         Not great, mainly charity stuff. Some useful templates for
                                 leaflets and pamphlets which can be utilized for making resources
                                 but generally not great.
http://www.electoral-                Provides description of all the main types of electoral system
reform.org.uk/                   and where they are used. Also reports on last election. Really good
                                 debate topics and arguments for and against which is useful. For
                                 example making voting compulsory.
http://www.channel4.com/learnin      Lots of games, good interactive activities on a number of
g/microsites/C/citizenpower/ind  topics (incl democracy). Not a lot of info about this topic but
ex2.htm                          good website for citizenship topics in general.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ci      Good broad website with lots of info and resources for all
tizenx/index.shtml               citizenship areas. Good for interactive and teacher ideas. Very
                                 useful basic information to be used for schools. No need to think
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                   URL                                                 Description / Review

                                                about how to dumb it down for pupils.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews                     Very good, lesson plans and resources for all subject areas.
/hi/teachers/default.stm                        Lots of information and very easy to use.
www.dopolitics.org.uk                              Very good site ran by electoral system for young people to
                                                get involved in 'doing politics'. Good activity ideas and well written
                                                information sheets for students.
http://www.citized.info                            Excellent website. Lots of SOW ready to be used in all areas
                                                of citizenship icnlduing democracy and elections
http://www.civicsandcitizenship.                   Site specific for Australia but perhaps good for comparative
edu.au/cce/                                     democracies and elections

http://www.democracyeducation.     Site specific for Canada, but good info on Canadian political
net/gov.htm                     system/democracy and elections

http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/elect      Collection of links about electoral systems in countries all
ion.htm                           over the world. Excellent information available. Good for getting
                                  lists of MP’s, results on elections etc.
http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/po       Another good collection of links relating to voting/elections
r/elections.htm                   and democracy

http://www.citizenshipteacher.c                    Really good website for ready made resources and lesson
o.uk                                            plans for you to use. Need to register or have membership. If you

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                   URL                                                    Description / Review

                                                    register you can have access to the PDF files which is all you need
                                                    really.




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Local and
National
Government
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                                    National and Local Government
              URL                                             Description / Review

http://www.ukyouthparliame        The site for the UK Youth Parliament. Lots of info on what the
nt.org.uk -                   parliament does and regional links.
http://www.beingheard.org.        Website aimed at young people, has good links to new citizenship news
uk/                           articles. Might be usable as part of an ICT based lesson.
http://www.london.gov.uk/yo       The GLA site for young Londoners with opportunities for debate and
ung-london/                   comments. Good for brief intro to subjects affecting young Londoners – has
                              good links
http://www.demgames.org/          A few flash games aimed at teaching young people about politics. Not
                              very practical for whole class activity. Would be great in an ICT room.
http://www.explore.parliam        Very comprehensive resources in the Teacher’s Centre. And the kids
ent.uk/                       can use it themselves. Split into clear age bands effectively KS 2, 3 & 4
www.hansard-society.org.uk        Full records of parliamentary proceedings and a schools MPs education
                              pack is also available. Has some good links. More for teachers than directly
                              for pupils
http://www.mockelections.c        Good site with all resources needed to undertake a mock election.
o.uk/
Wikipedia entry on the UK         Lots of links to other useful websites; also links to “British Political
Government:                   Scandals, real or alleged” which is quite interesting! Quite handy summaries
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki
/Uk_government

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              URL                                             Description / Review

Direct Gov:                       Info on rights, responsibilities and voting. Great site linking to most
www.direct.gov.uk             Governmental resources: the “Guide to Government” is particularly useful.
                              (for Parliament, also see www.parliament.uk) Links to other depts. A bit dry
BBC Schools                       National and Local Government – basic information (there’s also an
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoo    online quiz). Accessible to most pupils
ls/citizenx/national/govern
ment/lowdown/government_
basics_1.shtml and
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoo
ls/citizenx/local/community
/lowdown/la_basics_1.shtml
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbc        What is the Cabinet? (excellent lesson plan for KS3). Lots of material
news/hi/newsid_4510000/n      that can be used directly with pupils
ewsid_4518300/4518309.st
m
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbc        Balance the Budget (a great site, including a good lesson plan on
news/hi/teachers/citizenshi Government spending)
p_11_14/subject_areas/gov
ernment_central/newsid_29
09000/2909737.stm
Individual websites for each      Variable. Some government sites not very accessible (i.e. defra), others
Government Department /       better i.e (statistics.gov.uk)

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              URL                                             Description / Review

Local Government Authority
(e.g.
http://www.dfes.gov.uk/con
sultations/)
http://www.dopolitics.org.uk      Electoral Commission website. Links to page with resources that could
/                             materials, guidance and resources for all things to do with voting. Not very
                              easy to navigate
http://www.communities.gov        Good for information on community cohesion projects, some useful
.uk/                          examples of Local Agenda 21 in action
http://www.icele.org/site/in      Site about local edemocracy, with some focus on the role of local and
dex.php                       national government. Has some downloadable case studies
http://www.ukyouthparliame        The site for the UK Youth Parliament. Lots of info on what the
nt.org.uk -                   parliament does and regional links.

The following sites all contain lots of information but none have any resources.

            URL                                               Description / Review

www.open.gov.uk          Comprehensive information on all aspects of government.
www.parliament.uk        Detailed information about Parliament, its members and workings including
                         comprehensive educational resources.
www.locata.co.uk/commons To find out the name of your constituency and MP.

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            URL                                                   Description / Review

www.royal.gov.uk                   Comprehensive guide to the role of the monarchy in Britain, but with no
                                   resources
www.pm.gov.uk                      Up to the minute information from Downing Street, press releases and
                                   speeches. Good if you want information, but nothing else.




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                                                         Trade and the
                                                         Economy (inc.
                                                           Fairtrade)




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                            Trade and the Economy (inc. Fairtrade)
               URL                                                 Description / Review

Fairtrade – “Milking it!”                  Milking it is a fun interactive website about fair trade created by
www.oxfam.org.uk/coolplanet/               Oxfam to use with 13-16 year-olds – really good and with useful ideas
milkingit/index.htm                        for teachers
www.maketradefair.com                      A good resource to use in lessons for ideas on how pupils can act to
                                           make trade fair.
http://www.globalexchange.or               Good information about global trade, although it does have a overt anti-
g/campaigns/index.html                     free trade agenda
www.citizen.org.uk.                         Has links to other websites and publications covering citizenship and
                                          young people.
The Economist                              Topical news stories with economic analysis. Also international news.
www.economist.com                          Maybe better for informing you rather than for resources.
The Treasury                               For info or statistics on government spending etc.
www.hm-treasury.gov.uk
Treasury educational website  Provides financial information and links to other websites.
www.redbox.gov.uk
The Fair trade Foundation         Has info and ‘get involved’ pages with advice on turning school into a
www.fairtrade.org.uk          fair-trade school. User-friendly, good for student research.
Cool Planet – Fair trade          Fair Trade resource section from Oxfam’s Cool Planet. Most are
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/cool  focused on systems of global trade. Go here for info on the popular

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               URL                                                  Description / Review

planet/teachers/fairtrade_re                trading game and chocolate game, and lots more.
sources/index.htm#free

Dubble – Fair trade continue        Website of the Dubble Fair trade chocolate bar for children, run
www.dubble.co.uk               by Comic Relief. Various teaching resources including lesson plans – and
                               you can order free ‘Pa Pa Paa’ Comic Relief Fair trade packs for KS3:
                               it’s a good visual resource and source of activities (including chocolate
                               game) & background info.
Co-operative Stores – Fair          Big new Fair trade Schools pack by Co-operative Stores. Most info
trade                          is primary-school oriented but it’s got relevant sections on making the
http://www.co-                 case for Fair trade, introducing it into your school (e.g. by giving
opfairtrade.co.uk/schools_pac  specific details of suppliers who can provide Fair trade drinks etc), and
k/pdf.asp                      further info sources. Good if you want to set up a Fair Trade group.
                               You have to register to use it but it takes seconds.
Economic Development – ‘On          Not exactly economic but good if doing development work. This site
The Line’                      explores key social issues in countries on the meridian line. Nice
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/cool   photography and short, interesting information pieces. Excellent for
planet/ontheline/index.html’   global research.




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                                                         World Trade
                                                         Organisation




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                                   WTO (World Trade Organisation)
             URL                                                    Description / Review

http://www.wto.org/englis               Good for gathering quickly some ideas on the pro and cons of the
h/thewto_e/whatis_e/10b                 present world trade system; it summarises 10 benefits of having the WTO.
en_e/10b00_e.htm                        Good visuals and easily accessible. It would provide prompts for classroom
                                        debates.
http://www.wto.org/englis               Similar to above but focused on 10 ‘misunderstandings’ about the WTO.
h/thewto_e/whatis_e/10m
is_e/10m00_e.htm
http://www.wto.org/englis               General introduction to the WTO – suitable for teachers’ background
h/thewto_e/thewto_e.htm                 knowledge.
http://www.wto.org/englis               Case studies of trade disputes – from ‘A’ as Apple to ‘W’ as Water
h/tratop_e/dispu_e/dispu                (bottled); it would introduce to a dispute that you could then retrieve in a
_subjects_index_e.htm#p                 concise form from the BBC (or any other news agencies) web site.
otatoes
http://www.wto.org/englis               Similar page regarding disputes involving the EU can be found listed at
h/thewto_e/countries_e/e                the bottom of this link.
uropean_communities_e.ht
m
http://www.wto.org/englis               For a list of disputes for any other country, select from the following
h/thewto_e/whatis_e/tif_                link:
e/org6_e.htm

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             URL                                                    Description / Review

http://www.wto.org/englis               Source of links for in depth knowledge on world trade; suited for
h/forums_e/students_e/s                 teachers’ background knowledge or GCSE/A-level students who want to
tudents_e.htm                           more - some teachers claim they still exist.
http://www.unctad.org/Te                Lists of developing countries and links to other informative resources
mplates/WebFlyer.asp?int                for background knowledge on ‘development’.
ItemID=3432&lang=1
http://hdr.undp.org/                    Valuable source of information for teachers’ background knowledge on
                                        globalisation and ideas for classrooms’ debates and readings – if shaped
                                        into a language suitable to students. To access global, national and regional
                                        statistics and articles related to ‘globalisation’. From this link you can
                                        access every article printed on the Human Development Reports of the
                                        UN; their chapters and articles are easily accessible and have titles and
                                        headings that would direct your eyes and clicks towards what you
                                        searching for.
http://hdr.undp.org/report              This link leads to those reports
s/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbb                   What is the World Trade Centre? Key Facts
cnews/hi/newsid_3090000
/newsid_3096600/309663
4.stm




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                                                         European
                                                              Union




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                                                 EU (European Union)
               URL                                            Description / Review

http://www.europa.eu.int/euro  There you’ll find interactive tests and quizzes on EU member states
pago/welcome.jsp               cultures and various curiosities from national anthems to the Euro. It is
                               quite hard to see how to get to the quiz section- you click on the main
                               picture. It could be a ‘fun’ intro to the EU; probably best suited for younger
                               students.
http://www.europa.eu.int/yout  ‘European Youth Portal’ - this link leads to many others where one could
h/info_on_europe/index_eu_     gather information on EU news, how the EU works, your rights as an EU
en.html                        citizen etc.
http://www.europa.eu.int/abc/  A general introduction to the EU: its institutional workings and role,
index_en.htm                   symbols, country briefings, history, key facts and figures, treaties and law
                               and informative resources for 12 lessons – that could easily be stretched
                               to, say…120 lessons?
http://www.euro-               This is the opening page of the EU ombudsman leading to other links. It is
ombudsman.eu.int/home/en/d     informative and contains many other links as, for example the following link:
efault.htm
http://www.europarl.eu.int/me  Easy access to all Members of the European Parliament (MEP); divided by
mbers/public.do?language=en    constituencies, with their profile, personal emails personal websites. Useful
                               is you are interested in contacting your MEP and to know what they might
                               be involved with.
http://www.europarl.org.uk/uk  Gives access to similar information but just UK MEPs

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               URL                                            Description / Review

_meps/MembersMain.htm
http://www.fco.gov.uk/servlet  Information about Britain within the EU; how the policies affect us etc…
/Front?pagename=OpenMarke
t/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Pag
e&cid=1007029391674
http://bubl.ac.uk/Link/e/euro  Catalogue of resources, websites etc. on Europe.
peanunion.htm
http://www.europa.eu.int/euro  There you’ll find interactive tests and quizzes on EU member states
pago/welcome.jsp               cultures and various curiosities from national anthems to the Euro. It is
                               quite hard to see how to get to the quiz section- you click on the main
                               picture. It could be a ‘fun’ intro to the EU; probably best suited for younger
                               students.
http://www.europa.eu.int/yout  ‘European Youth Portal’ - this link leads to many others where one could
h/info_on_europe/index_eu_     gather information on EU news, how the EU works, your rights as an EU
en.html                        citizen etc.
http://www.europa.eu.int/abc/  A general introduction to the EU: its institutional workings and role,
index_en.htm                   symbols, country briefings, history, key facts and figures, treaties and law
                               and informative resources for 12 lessons – that could easily be stretched
                               to, say…120 lessons?




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                                                         UN (United
                                                          Nations)




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                                                         United Nations
                  URL                                                     Description / Review

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/                  A good starter quiz on the UN. Includes a role play and some sample
hi/teachers/citizenship_11_14/su                proposals to debate in class.
bject_areas/united_nations/new
sid_2763000/2763001.stm
http://www.un.org/                               United Nations website
                                                 Has lots of links to UN organizations and explains what they do.
                                                 Includes ‘the basic facts’ about the UN.
www.unicef.org.uk/tz/resources                   Has a Teacher Zone!
                                                 Education resources available
                                                 Lots free to download.
                                                 Wants and needs cards, Thinking rights, Discussing Global issues,
                                                Assembly, Teaching pack
                                                 Some stuff to buy.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/                  Really good and useful site, covers lots of areas and does a good job of
hi/teachers/                                    focusing on how young people see things. Good site for information on the
                                                UN and especially on what the UN does for children. Provides many good
                                                ideas for classroom activities.
http://www.learningtogive.org/les                Learning to Give’s UN lesson Plan.
sons/unit65/lesson2.html                         Conflict Resolution
                                                 Good links

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                  URL                                                      Description / Review

                                                 Helpful handouts for lessons.
http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbu                  Briefing papers for students, quizzes and games, lots of information,
s/peace/index.asp                               including a facility to compare country data.

http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSc                   UN’s Cyber SchoolBus homepage
hoolBus/                                         Links to different aspects of the curriculum inc Human Rights, Peace
                                                education, Racial and Ethnic discrimination, rights at work, world hunger,
                                                etc.
                                                 Lots of information and materials to use on each
http://www.una.org.uk/mun/                       Model United Nation portal
                                                 Includes Introduction, Glossary, Info on Un,
                                                 How to organize, tips for participants and teachers at all levels
                                                 How to organize for one day or half day Model Un
                                                 Simple, easy to use, no frills website.




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Peace




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                                              Peace and Conflict
              URL                                             Description / Review

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbc       Opinions on various world issues from child reporters. Some useful
news/hi/club/your_reports/ stuff, but quite time consuming to find genuinely useful stuff
newsid_2883000/2883887.
stm
http://www.crinfo.org/           Not very user friendly, in that it has piles and piles of not that useful
                              stuff, but some good contents if you can bothered filtering through.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki      Good for general introductory information on various issues. Especially
/Conflict                     handy for giving the teacher some background information before planning.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki
/Conflict_resolution

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki
/Peace



http://www.emints.org/ethe     Some very useful general CR information and lesson plans. Highly
mes/resources/S00001717.    recommended.
shtml

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              URL                                                   Description / Review



http://www.martinauer.net/     Martin Auer, The Strange War, Stories for a Culture of Peace. Lots of
KINDER/krieg-               narratives about the culture of peace, some of the stories are a little daft
us/index.htm                but great for KS3, or even a bit of tongue in cheek for KS4.

http://www.international-                   Conflict resolution site, great for getting some current case studies. An
alert.org/                              all round great resource, both for giving teachers background information,
                                        and providing useful narratives etc for students.

http://www.globalvillage200   Global Village site with loads of games and activities under the banner
6.org/en/do_something_abo ‘do something about … Conflict and Peace’ and a teacher link – bonus!
ut

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/co     Oxfam’s site, again packed with teacher resources and activities –
olplanet/teachers/resource  Including entire lesson plans!
s/peace.htm




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                                                         History




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                                                              History
              URL                                                 Description / Review

www.historylearningsite.co.u     2 very good sites for history, can help with citizenship too!
k
www.spartacus.school.co.uk       This site takes you to suppliers of History materials like The New
                              Internationalist & The UK history shop. Not useful unless you are
                              thinking of buying resources.
                             
http://www.schoolhistory.co      Really good resources including quizzes, flash cards, word searches
.uk/                          etc. Includes stuff for all age groups
                                 primary to A- Level!

http://www.nmm.ac.uk/site/                   National maritime museum (good for slavery)
navId/00500300f




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                                                         Religious
                                                         Education




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                                                           RE
                  URL                                                       Description / Review

http://www.buddhanet.net/e-                             Buddhist educational material for primary and secondary.
learning/index.htm
www.thebricktestament.com                               The bible stories told using lego. Great for year 7


www.rejesus.com                                         Resources


www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesiz                       Resources and lesson ideas
e/


www.themiraclemaker.co.uk                               The story of Jesus also resources to order


www.reonline.org.uk                                     Resources for all age groups


www.religiouseducation.co.uk                            Worksheets and stories




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                  URL                                                       Description / Review

www.retoday.org.uk                                      Great downloads and stories to use told by children.




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                                                         Law-related
                                                           Education




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                                            Law-Related Education
                    URL                                                      Description / Review

General topics for debate                              General information on how law works and issues on info such
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/d                       as knives and downloading and kids behind bars. Not very
efault.stm                                             interactive but lots of good quotes from young people that could
                                                       be used to start debates.
Jargon Buster                                          Good resource that provides simple explanations of complex
http://www.bbc.co.uk/crime/law/                        legal words and concepts. Useful for knowledge base.
Youth Offending Service                                Good interactive website to guide young people through the
http://www.rizer.org.uk/                               criminal justice system and to think about the consequences of
                                                       actions. But could be filtered by some schools.
Making and Shaping Laws                                Briefing paper with lesson ideas, information for teachers and
http://www.citized.info/pdf/briefi                     narratives that could be used.
ng/Student_Briefing_The_Law.do
c
The Criminal Justice System                               Briefing paper with lesson ideas and descriptions of terms.
http://www.citized.info/pdf/briefi
ng/Student_Briefing_Criminal_Ju
stice.doc
Forum                                                  A discussion forum about law related education. Underused
http://forums.citizenshipfoundatio                     at the moment but a few useful bits of information on there.
n.org.uk/                                              Very few users.

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                    URL                                                      Description / Review

Mock Trials                                            Good interactive competitions on the Crown Court and
http://www.citizenshipfoundation.                      Magistrates Court. Participation requires a lot of dedication and
org.uk/                                                help from students. But is a very rewarding and enjoyable
                                                       experience.
In school mock trials                                  A resource about running a mock trial in school can either be
http://www.citizenshipfoundation.                      used to run a full mock trial or pick and choose bits. A very in
org.uk/main/resource.php?s100                          depth (long) document.
Debates on Legal Topics                                Debating website that lists the pros and cons of a variety of
http://www.idebate.org/debatabas                       different topics including about 100 related to Law and Crime
e/
Rights and Responsibilities                            Information on laws relating to various rights and
http://www.direct.gov.uk/RightsAn                      responsibilities.
dResponsibilities/fs/en
The work of Magistrates and the                        Good youth site relating to young people in magistrates
Magistrates Court                                      courts, some narratives and good emphasis of the fact that not
http://www.magistrates-                                every young person found in courts are accused of committing
association.org.uk/youth_site/mag                      crime. Includes interactive activities that could be good for an
_court_.html                                           IWB. Plus look at Magistrates in the Community which offers
                                                       magistrates to come into schools to give talks.

Law relating to children                               Useful resource on questions and answers about the laws
http://www.childrenslegalcentre.c                      relating to children – good for research

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                    URL                                                     Description / Review

om/Templates/Topic.asp?NodeID=
89632
Department for Constitutional                          Information about legal processes, court systems and the role
Affairs                                                of magistrates and judges – good for research. Plus has a
http://www.dca.gov.uk/                                 “What’s new” section on the homepage to keep up to date with
                                                       statistics, points of law.
Victim Support/ Witness Services                       Information about victims and witnesses of crime. Ok for
http://www.victimsupport.org/vs_                       basic information but no lesson plans or such like.
england_wales/index.php
www.rethinking.org.uk                                  good on reforming criminal justice
www.youth-justice-board.gov.uk                         accessible sites on youth justice made for young people.
                                                       Ideal for research. Good site
www.thamesvalley.police.uk/underz                      accessible sites on youth justice made for young people.
one                                                    Ideal for research.
www.nayj.org.uk                                        National association for youth justice

www.nya.org.uk
http://www.consumereducation.org                       Short description/ review – Quite dry sections on police,
.uk                                                    general law and employment law. But basic information there
                                                       that could be used to make more exciting resources.
http://www.katefarrell.co.uk/test-                     Site giving lesson ideas based on subject matter in Harry
me/citizenship/harrypotter/legal.                      Potter, might work for some KS3

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                    URL                                                     Description / Review

htm

http://www.consumerdirect.gov.uk                      User-friendly government website offering consumer advice.
/                                                     Good for knowledge and research ahead of consumer rights
                                                      lessons and also a good point of reference for students.
http://www.chambersstudent.co.uk                      Website for those intending on entering the legal profession but
/                                                     is also offers a good range of information on the legal profession
                                                      (helpful for AS Citizenship unit)
http://www.christiankhan.co.uk/                       A law firm specialising in human rights, some good case studies
                                                      can be found on their website which provide useful narratives




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                                                         Employment
                                                                Law




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                                                         Employment Law
              URL                                                   Description / Review

www.globalgateway.org.uk       Contains lesson ideas for all ages and Ofsted reports. Links you to other
                            very useful websites (1000+).
www.chalkface.com              Has a number of schemes of work and lesson plans that you can buy. It
                            also gives you a free sample for each lesson plan, which you could adapt to
                            make a whole lesson – but quite limited.
http://news.bbc.co.uk          Has a number of ideas that can be used for different lessons. Very user
                            friendly, thus quite good for children to access themselves. Also access to
                            Newsround website.
www.drc-gb.org                 Relates employment law to disability. Has useful and relevant lesson
                            plans to use.
www.womenandequalityunit.g     Useful resource. Loads of info about laws relating to equality in the
ov.uk                       workplace, also gives info about cases / findings.

http://www.proquestk12.co                  Some interesting lesson ideas – also links to Government policy and
m/curr/teachers.shtml                   copyright law.

www.standards.dfes.gov.uk                  Has a good unit of work on “rights and responsibilities in the place of
                                        work”.
www.compactlaw.co.uk                       User-friendly website with information on aspects of law such as ‘what
                                        should be included in a contract’. Good for pupils to use.

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              URL                                             Description / Review

http://www.workplacebullyin     Provides an interesting link between bullying and employment law – could
g.co.uk/                     be useful especially if combined Scheme of work with PSHE. Lots of
                             examples of case law to use as discussion points in class.
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en     Easy to use, good information for background research in this area –
/Employment/index.htm        facts etc. Also useful for students to use as a research tool into rights as an
                             employee.




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                                        Media and useful image sites
                        URL                                                  Description / Review

(Advertising) www.benetton.com                ‘Hello world’ videos may be useful for, global consumerism
                                          and identity
 http://www.visit4info.com/                   Easy access to a range of adverts, they also offer a pack
                                          for teachers, comes at a hefty price though!
http://www.bfi.org.uk/education/teaching      2 links to guidance for teaching about film and TV in a
/secondary.html#citizenship               citizenship context, highlights relevance to PoS. Very practical.

Media/conflict/identity & diversity          Citizenship pack: media's portrayal of marginalised groups:
http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/54  it costs £14.95 though.
_7502.htm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/teach      Lots of lesson ideas regarding media influence in a range of
ers/default.stm                          areas: mainly KS3

http://www.channel4.com/learning/breaki     Full detailed lesson plans for 4 units on television news,
ngthenews/schools/learningmaterials/def  enables students to critically analyse TV news. All the hard
ault.html                                work done for you!

www.centres.ex.ac.uk/historyresource/res                     Excellent SOW for citizenship and news media
ources/citizenres.htm
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/                                Times

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                        URL                                                    Description / Review

http://www.independent.co.uk/                                Independent
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/                                  Daily Telegraph
http://www.firstnews.co.uk/                                  Newspaper for kids, well pitched articles on current affairs

http://www.becal.net/lc/re_pshe_ce/citiz      Four well plannedSOW around the media for use in
enship/index.htm                          citizenship

http://www.tes.co.uk/searchResults.aspx?    Media in society - Developing an animal welfare media
parametrics=WVCATEGORY%7C10384,W          campaign, good active citizenship. Need to sign up to TES
VCATEGORY%7C10406,WVCATEGORY%7 website, its free.
C10322&area=resources&PageNo=1&cmd=
AddPm&val=WVCATEGORY%7C10286

http://www.citizenshipteacher.co.uk/inde                     Variety of Media Lesson plans covering the responsibilities
x.asp?CurrMenu=searchresults&keyword=                     of celebrities and comparing sources – pdf is free.
media

(Advertising) www.benetton.com               ‘Hello world’ videos may be useful for, global consumerism
                                          and identity
 http://www.visit4info.com/                  Easy access to a range of adverts, they also offer a pack
                                          for teachers, comes at a hefty price though!
http://www.bfi.org.uk/education/teaching     2 links to guidance for teaching about film and TV in a

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                        URL                                                        Description / Review

/secondary.html#citizenship                                   citizenship context, highlights relevance to PoS. Very practical.

Media/conflict/identity & diversity          Citizenship pack: media's portrayal of marginalised groups:
http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/54  it costs £14.95 though.
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                    Global Citizenship
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                                                     Global Citizenship
                 URL                                            Description / Review

Global Dimension                    An absolutely essential site for searching for resources to help
http://www.globaldimension.org.  teach about global issues. You can search by subject, by theme and by
uk/                              price (including lots of free stuff).

Global Express                      The rapid response information series for schools on world events
http://www.dep.org.uk/          in the news… you have to buy the most recent editions but all the back
                                copies are available to download. Informative, tailored to students, and
                                relevant.
Global Eye                          A decent, interactive site for students to explore pertinent global
http://www.globaleye.org.uk     issues using a regularly-updated topics approach – current topics
                                including Kenya and Telecommunications. Useful sets teaching notes
                                for each topic, and previous topics all available.
BBC Newsround                       The ubiquitous newsround site – with a variety of articles and
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews  associated lesson plans based around the theme of globalisation –
/hi/teachers/default.stm        trade, hunger, aid, Band Aid, Live8, September 11, G8 etc. 9/10 for
                                accessible articles and ideas… but as with anything they often need a
                                fair bit of tailoring.
http://www.myfootprint.org/         Good internet resource for lessons on the environment.
                                Americanised so may need to do some translating for students!
G Nation                            Websites centred on charities, volunteering, campaigning on

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                 URL                                                   Description / Review

http://www.g-nation.co.uk/                     sorting out world problems. Useful ideas for active global citizenship

BBC                                           How to sign up to twin school with an overseas school. Case studies on
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldclas               schools who already have twinned. Games and ideas from schools from
s/                                           overseas.

Teach Global                                 Click on the link to secondary education and you will be given a scheme of
http://www.teachandlearn.net/t               work with lesson resources for each lesson. Lessons such as: The school
eachglobal/                                  in a global society, Child Rights and the Global Dimension, Creating Links
                                             with overseas

Teachernet                                   Links with the global dimension website but easily categorises
http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/e               information so that you can access it easily rather than having to search
ducationoverview/international/              through the global dimension website. Includes things such as Global
globaldimension/                             calendars for international events which may help with planning or whole
                                             school participation.



Citizenship Foundation          Specific lesson ideas on Darfur, Aid/Development and Europe. Links to
http://www.citizenshipfoundatio lots of different websites on these topics and explains content of each
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                 URL                                                   Description / Review

Global Kids Connect             Very user friendly for students and lots of resources for teachers.
http://www.globalkidsconnect.or However, resources mainly focus on Afganistan. Bear in mind this is an
g/                              American website. Also, some of the links are not set up yet and some
                                of the site is still under construction.

Global Gateway                  Lists resources and lesson plans for teachers and links to other
http://www.globalgateway.org.uk websites. How to organize a school twinning.

Chalkface                                    Has some good resources to buy on issues such as world hunger but not
www.chalkface.com                            very many free resources.

Unicef                                       Loads of free teaching resources and lesson plans on specific global
http://www.unicef.org.uk                     topics.

Save the Children               Again, lots of free teaching resources and lesson plans. Focused
http://www.savethechildren.org. specifically on children.
uk



http://www.oxfam.org.uk/educa
tion/


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                 URL                                                  Description / Review

http://schools.surfaidinternatio
nal.org/

http://www.rafi.ki/site/

Global Dimension                    An absolutely essential site for searching for resources to help
http://www.globaldimension.org.  teach about global issues. You can search by subject, by theme and by
uk/                              price (including lots of free stuff).

Global Express                                   The rapid response information series for schools on world events
http://www.dep.org.uk/                       in the news… you have to buy the most recent editions but all the back
                                             copies are available to download. Informative, tailored to students, and
                                             relevant.




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                                                           Local
                                                         Agenda 21




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                                                         Local Agenda 21
                 URL                                                    Description / Review

Citized website                     Briefing Paper for Trainee Teachers of Citizenship Education on
http://www.citized.info/pdf/bri  the Local Agenda 21. Good starting point gives general information,
efing/Student_Briefing_Local_    lesson ideas and useful websites for teachers and students.
Agenda_21.pdf
Young Peoples LA21                  Children’s Parliament on the environment. Good resource and has a
 http://www.la21.org.uk/         number of projects which schools have done.

Friends of the Earth                             Friends of the Earth school resource. Useful as has a number of
http://www.foe.co.uk/                        good links. Also various activities with info on
                                             local/national/international campaigns.

Sustainable Transport               2003 Report (from Scotland) about children’s attitudes to
www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/tr  sustainable transport. Highlights how schools with whole-school
ansport/cast.pdf                 environmental policies (e.g. Eco Schools) help to develop a greater
                                 understanding and recognition of the wider benefits of sustainable
                                 transport. Interesting but long!



Joseph Rowntree Foundation                          Summary of the local agenda 21

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                 URL                                          Description / Review

http://www.jrf.org.uk/publicatio
ns/local-agenda-21-community-
planning-and-neighbourhood-
renewal

Soil Association                    Includes lesson ideas and further links for students’ interactive
http://www.soilassociation.org/  learning. Good resource
web/sa/saweb.nsf/manuf/secon
dary.html

Sustainable Development              Government’s comprehensive website- Overview
http://www.defra.gov.uk/sustain
able/government/
National Geographical xpeditions     Focuses on the global aspect of sustainable development with some
http://www.nationalgeographic.c   lesson ideas.
om/xpeditions/lessons/16/g912/
sustdevafrica.html
UK OXFAM                             A teacher’s guide with loads of ideas and activities on Global Issues
http://oxfam.org.uk/coolplanet/   and case studies. Can also be used for Global Citizenship- very good
teachers/getglobal/get_global.p
df


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                 URL                                                 Description / Review

Education for Sustainable                       LA21 officers from various London Boroughs worked with local
Development                                  schools to raise awareness of sustainable development. It includes case
http://www.esd.rgs.org                       studies, figures, series of presentations and displays and even more
                                             useful: lesson ideas!




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                                                           Active
                                                         Citizenship




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                                                              Active Citizenship


             URL                                                           Description / Review

Global Eye                      Fantastic! Focuses on individual countries, looking at a range of issues
http://www.globaleye.org.u  from democracy to the environment. Loads of online lessons (if you have
k/index.html                access to a computer suite) All include info and activities and active
                            citizenship element.
E.g. Fair Trade – Coffee        Online lesson on coffee and fair trade (your class will need to be online
(Columbia)                  for this). Would make a great lesson for year 9 above (too much reading for
http://www.globaleye.org.u  younger classes?). At the end of the activities there is a ‘do something!’
k/secondary_autumn04/ey     section where active citizenship can be incorporated e.g. take up café direct’s
eon/coffeetrade.html        free trade campaign getting teachers drinking fair trade coffee in the staff
                            room.
                                (if you have facilities – although lessons could be adapted, i.e. making the
                            resources instead, for regular classroom use)
We Are What We Do.              Good site for introducing ideas on active citizenship, covering a range of
We Are What We Do at        topics and types of campaigns. Suitable for year 7s upwards. Includes short
school                      video clip on how to start a campaign

Oxfam – Get Global             Get Global is a teacher’s guide on how to facilitate and assess active
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/c global citizenship in the classroom. It is supposed to help us move students
oolplanet/teachers/getglo  beyond thinking about issues that are important to participating in action.
bal/get_global.pdf         Skills based, rather than content based approach.
                               Gives advice on how to teach active projects and then gives loads of

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             URL                                              Description / Review

                            activities, with examples of work undertaken by pupils in schools.
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/c       Worksheets to go with the above
oolplanet/teachers/getglo
bal/steps_worksheets.pdf
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/c       Self-assessment worksheets to go with the above
oolplanet/teachers/getglo
bal/assessment_worksheet
s.pdf
Speak Out on European           Invites young people to discuss issues around European Citizenship with
Citizenship                 fellow Europeans over the internet. Teacher pack contains ideas and
http://www.citizen.org.uk/  instructions for lesson activities and debates. Covers areas such as diversity,
speakout/pdfs/speakout.p    human rights, electing euro parliament etc. Contains lots of information about
df                          the EU.
                                Looks useful, but too much to browse through to be sure.
Amnesty International           Amnesty International UK provides ideas on how to raise money for
AIUK : Take Action          human rights; information on getting involved in volunteering, campaigning,
                            youth action etc.
Street Children                 Gives information on street children around the world and what the
Toybox - Let the street     charity does
children in Latin America       Provides extensive list of ideas that students could do to raise money and
live through child          a simple guide on how to complete the fundraising event.
sponsorship

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             URL                                              Description / Review



http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbb       Loads of lesson plans including worksheets and quizzes on all sorts of
cnews/hi/teachers/default issues - the one on "Can small actions change the world" is quite handy.
.stm
http://www.activecitizensh      This organisations mission is to promote and support the construction of a
ip.net/                     European citizenship as an “active citizenship” meaning the exercise of powers
                            and responsibilities of citizens in policy making. Not something you could use
                            in a lesson with the pupils but maybe useful in finding examples or some ideas
                            from an international perspective.
Together We Can | Home          Good links, with lots of information about how to get involved. More of a
                            teacher resource.
http://www.csvcommunityp        Really useful! Lots of links and info and ways of finding local schemes for
artners.org.uk/             schools to get involved with.

http://www.citizen.org.uk/     Info on how to teach active citizenship. Bit wordy, but might be useful as
teaching.html               a starter point.




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                                                         General




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                                                         General Websites
             URL                                                  Description / Review

http://puzzlemaker.school.      ...allows you to make 6 different kinds of puzzles, including crosswords,
discovery.com/              wordsearches etc.
                                ...not bad, cuts prep time in half
http://www.teachers-            This site has a facility where you can make a blockbusters quiz. You make
direct.co.uk/resources/qui  it, then submit it and a few days later it appears on the site once they have
z-busters/index.aspx        checked the content is OK
                                Make sure you test on the classroom computer/IWB you are going to use
                            properly though, content can be blocked.
www.headsup.org.uk              Good basic info on most subjects – aimed specifically at students so
                            useful research tool for them.

http://www.evildetentions.      Funny!
co.uk/
http://www.teachers-            Make your own wordsearches. Quick and easy.
direct.co.uk/resources/wor
dsearches/wordsearch-
directory.aspx
http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/     An extensive teaching tips website. Very comprehensive, covering a wide
intranet/committees/FacD     range of topics.
evCom/guidebk/teachtip/t

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eachtip.htm


https://www.cia.gov/librar     Great for country profiles, maps and stats, and generally getting your
y/publications/the-world-   facts right.
factbook/index.html




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