This lesson explores the global issues affecting the environment. We then focus on plastic pollution and the threat to our oceans and sea life. Finally we investigate the action being taken by governments and individuals which can help to address the problem.
Unit: What can we do about global problems?
This lesson investigates the issue of climate change. You will critically examine different arguments and perspectives and consider some of the claims that question whether climate change is a crisis. You will develop your advocacy skills by writing a speech to explain your point of view on the issues.
In this lesson, we will explore what fracking is and how it can affect the environment and the wider community. We will go on to explore the benefits and risks of fracking and the policy on whether fracking is permitted. You will develop your skills of writing an argument during the lesson.
This lesson introduces the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We explore the term human rights and how rights can be abused. We analyse what human rights abuses there are today and why it is difficult to prevent these. This lesson covers case studies of human rights abuses and includes some sensitive issues. If you think this might be a sensitive topic for you we recommend checking with a trusted adult before starting the lesson.
In this lesson, we will explore the different ways to take action to try to address global issues and problems. We will investigate the roles of changemakers and NGO's, and consider the types of action they carry out.
In this lesson, we explore the idea of responsible action and how individuals can make a difference on global issues. You will get an opportunity to plan an ACTive project.
Units in Citizenship
Units in UK and wider world
- Citizenship - What’s it all about?
- What are our identities and communities?
- What rights should all children have?
- How does local democracy work?
- What is crime?
- How can we make a difference in our communities?
- How does the political system work in the UK?
- How does the media affect us?
- What is the law and how is it changed?
- How can citizens bring about change?
- Why was the struggle for the vote important today?
- What can we do about global problems?
- How is the UK governed?
- Are people treated equally in UK society?
- Why do people move around the world?
- How can we manage money well?
- Can digital democracy increase political participation?
- How can young people play an active role in democracy?