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Citizenship

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Lil                           lillith.osborn@hillingdonmanorschool.org.uk

Citizenship – Curriculum Map and Scheme of Work

Contents

  • Rationale
  • Curriculum Map
  • Scheme of Work
  • Connective Planning
  • Lesson Plans

Rationale This curriculum map and scheme of work is produced to the specifications of the AQA Citizenship GCSE Course which may be delivered as a full or short course GCSE. Teachers using this Scheme of Work may consider entering pupils for the examination or dip in and out of the scheme as part of the “Lifeskills” curriculum.

Citizenship Curriculum Map

Short Course = Unit 1 + Unit 2                                                                                                    Full course = Short Course + Unit 3 & Unit 4

Unit 1

 

Theme 1: Community Action and Active Citizenship

 

Theme 2: Democracy and Identity

 

Theme 3: Fairness and Justice

 

Theme 4: Global Issues

 

PLUS

 

Unit 3

 

Covers the same four themes

 

But has extra more in depth topics

To increase knowledge and understanding

 

 

 

PLUS

 

Unit 2

 

Advocacy and Representation

 

 

Unit 4

 

Taking Informed and Responsible Action

Theme 1: Community Action and Active Citizenship

Campaigning

Topic

Lesson Objectives

Content

Unit 1  Two Lessons

Lesson 1

Introduction to Citizenship

Pressure groups

Know what a pressure group is

Understand how pressure groups can bring about changes

Case study of HACAN Clear sky and examples of the work of pressure groups

 

Types of action

 

Direct and indirect action

Lesson 2

Historical example

Know the history of the  women’s suffrage movement

Understand the argument for universal suffrage

The  economic role of women, the changes in society leading to the granting of votes for women

Campaigning Unit 3

What pressure groups do

 

 

 

Different types of action

 

 

 

Different types of pressure groups

 

 

 

Two historical campaigns

 

 

 

Accountability of representatives

 

 

 

How debate/policy are influenced

 

 

 

Democracy

Topic

Lesson Objectives

Content

Unit 1 Two lessons & visit

Structure of local government

Know what local government is

Different kinds of LAs, unitary

Lesson 3

Who holds power?

Understand how a local council is elected

authorities, regional bodies etc.

 

The structure of local authorities

Investigate the work of an LA

The structure of local administration

Lesson 4

How to participate?

Know how local government may be influenced by pressure groups

Case study: HMS

 

Visit to Civic Centre

Community groups/voluntary groups/charities

Understand the importance of the local authority for the community

Investigate council services, maintained schools – the debate around academies & free schools

 

Influence of the media

 

Local papers & the LA

Democracy Unit 3

Trade unions

 

 

 

Industrial action/communities

 

The Miners’ Strike

 

 

The Workplace

Topic

Lesson Objectives

Content

Unit 1 Two lessons

Lesson 5

Rights/responsibilities – of employers/employees

Know the basic rights & responsibilities of the workplace

Look at the legislation around work and employment

 

Health and safety law

Understand the importance of Health & Safety legislation

Possibly get a visitor from HR

Lesson 6

Consumer rights and the law

Know the basic rights and responsibilities of consumer law

Look at the legislation around consumers

 

Organizations involved in consumer rights

Understand rights as a consumer

Investigate organizations such as WHICH, look at TV programmes

Unit 3

Local and national economy

 

 

 

Community cohesion and the economy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theme 2: Democracy and Identity

The Role of Parliament and government

Topic

Lesson Objectives

Content

Unit 1 Two lessons & a visit

Lesson 7

The role of the government, Opposition, Parliament and Cabinet

Know the way government works, including the role of the Cabinet & Opposition

 

 

Political parties

Understand the party system

 

Lesson 8

How Parliament works

Know how Parliament works

Possible visit of MP

Visit the Parliament building

How laws are made

Understand how laws are made

 

The Role of Parliament and government Unit 3

Devolution, Scotland, Wales & NI

 

 

 

How citizens lives are effected by different forms of government e.g. Communism

 

 

 

Voting Systems

Topic

Lesson Objectives

Content

Unit 1 One Lesson

Lesson 9

How & where voting systems are used

Know that here are many different voting systems

Investigate the way elections are sent up in the Uk

 

Compulsory voting

Understand the arguments

 

 

Age of voters, the case for 16 years for age of suffrage

For and against proportional representation

Consider if this is a truly democratic system

Voting Systems Unit 3

Ways of participating

 

 

 

Voter apathy

 

 

 

What is identity?

Topic

Lesson Objectives

Content

Unit 1/3 Three lessons

Lesson 10

The importance of cultural identity

To know what it means to have a cultural identity

Multiple identities: Black/British, English/Muslim

 

Prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination

To understand the concept of stereotyping

stereotyping, why it occurs and if it is always negative

 

Importance of tolerance

 

Is tolerance the same as acceptance?

Lesson 11

What is Britishness?

To know what is meant by Britishness

Compare British with English, nationality with ethnicity

 

British identity, social, economic and cultural

To understand the social and economic underpinning of cultural identity

Consider what creates a cultural identity

Lesson 12

Immigration

To know statistics of immigration to and emigration from the Uk

To understand why people move country for economic reasons

Investigate migration (cross cric geog)

 

Multi culturalism

Topic

Lesson Objectives

Content

Unit 1 two lessons

Lesson 13

Migration and its effect on communities

To know that migration has an effect on host communities

Understand the tension which an influx of migrants may cause

Consider the effect that immigrants may have on services, schools and employment

 

Contemporary multicultural issues

 

Multiculturalism – an evaluation

 

Shared Values

 

Are there core values we all share?

Lesson 14

Government action to reduce discrimination

To know the law around discrimination

Equal rights and anti racism legislation

Multi culturalism Unit 3

Equality and diversity

 

 

 

Why some communities are more cohesive than others

 

 

 

 

Theme 3: Fairness and Justice

Rights & Responsibilities

Topic

Lesson Objectives

Content

Unit 1 Three lessons

Lesson 15

What are rights and responsibilities?

Know what rights and responsibilities are

 

Done 1.10.12

Understanding rights and responsibilities

Understand how rights and responsibilities are related

 

 

 

Different types of rights – human, legal, political

 

 

Lesson 16  done 8.10.12

What are human rights?

Know the basic outline of Human Rights legislation

The Human Rights Act

 

Rights and responsibilities in school

Understand how rights and responsibility impact on daily life

Home school contracts, the right to education and the responsibility to learn

Lesson 17

Rights of the child

 

 

 

Human rights and law in the UK

 

 

 

Every Child Matters Agenda

 

 

 

Minister for children

 

 

 

Commissioner for Children

 

 

Rights & Responsibilities Unit 3

The issue of responsibilities

 

 

 

Human rights and the EU

 

 

 

The role of the international community

 

 

 

Human rights in the Uk

 

 

 

How the UN checks on human rights

 

 

 

Terrorism and civil liberties

 

 

 

UN Declaration of rights of the child

 

 

 

 

The Law

Topic

Lesson Objectives

Content

Unit 1 Three Lessons

Lesson 18

Should we be free to do what we want?

 

 

15.10.12

A fair society

 

 

 

What is the law, common law, civil law and criminal law

 

 

Lesson 19

Young people and the law

 

 

22.10.12

Laws against discrimination

 

 

 

Youth crime, age of responsibility ASBOs youth courts

 

 

Lesson 20

The criminal justice system

 

 

The Law Unit 3

People structures in the legal system

 

 

 

Age, race, sex, disability discrimination

 

 

 

The Media

Topic

Lesson Objectives

Content

Unit 1 Two lessons

Mass media, media and influence

To explore the issues of press

Define “press freedom”

Lesson 21  done  5.11.12

Freedom of the press

freedom and reporting

Look at the use of target groups

 

Media reporting, propaganda

To understand how the media may influence opinion

Analysis language which can be used to influence

Lesson 22   done 12.11.12

Press complaints commission/ Code of Practice

 

 

The Media Unit 3

Politicians and the media

 

 

 

Media, public opinion, terrorism, world conflict

 

 

 

Theme 4: Global Issues

Conflict

Topic

Lesson Objectives

Content

Unit 1 Two lessons

Lesson 23

Underlying causes of conflict, conflict handling

 

 

 

Prevention of conflict and crisis management

 

 

Lesson 24 1 done 9.11.12

Palestine/Israel, UN role, international reaction

 

Case study of the Middle East

Conflict Unit 3

Genocide, war crime

 

 

 

Rwanda, genocide, role of UN

 

 

 

 

Topic

Lesson Objectives

Content

Economics Unit 1

One lesson

Globalization, world trade, LEDCs & MEDCs

 

 

Lesson 25

Fair trade, ethical trade, debt

 

 

Economics Unit 3

Key players, UN, WTO, IMF, G8

 

 

 

World trade issues, free trade

 

 

 

Poverty, hunger, child labour

 

 

 

Aid programmes, inequality, injustice

 

 

 

An in depth study of Fair Trade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic

Lesson Objectives

Content

Environment Unit 1

Two lessons Lesson 26

Sustainable development and government planning

Know that governments have a duty to work towards sustainable growth

 

 

Agenda 21 and Local Agenda 21

 

 

 

Balancing demand with the world’s resources

Understand the implications of failing to grasp the challenge of sustainability

 

Lesson 27

Climate change, wind & wave power, renewable energy

 

 

 

Greenpeace, what it is and what it does

 

Case study of Greenpeace

Environment Unit 3

Global interdependence

 

 

 

The global oil market, OECD, OPEC, biofuel

 

 

 

Meeting the challenges of globalisation

 

 

 

 

Topic

Lesson Objectives

Content

UK & the World

Unit 1 one lesson

What is the EU & its relation to the UK

To know that the UK is part of global organisations

Investigation into the UN EU & the UK

Lesson 28

What is the UN and what is its relation to the Uk

To understand how this affects UK policies

 

 

NATO, WTO, IMF and World Bank in relation to Uk

 

 

UK & the World Unit 3

UK & World trade issues

 

 

 

EU vs USA The Banana Case, EU & China

 

 

 

UK & GM food, food safety

 

 

 

Global Citizen

Topic

Lesson Objectives

Content

Unit 1

Lesson 29

International pressure groups & NGOs, their right, responsibilities and methods

To know what an NGO is

To understand how NGOs operate

Investigate the concept of NGOs

 

 

Campaign against landmines

 

Case study of the Campaign against landmines

Lesson 30

Participation and volunteering

To know that there are NGOs working on environmental issues

Looking at how to get involved in NGO activity

 

Correcting climate change

Understand how to access NGOs

 

Unit 3

Make Poverty History

 

 

 

Goals – outcome MPH

 

 

 

The global village

 

 

 

Being a global citizen

 

 

 

How a pressure group can affect the UN