Young Citizens wants young people to leave education with a grasp of the political, legal and economic functions of society, and with the social and moral awareness to thrive in it. We don't just want schools and colleges to teach citizenship: we also want them to demonstrate citizenship through the way they operate. That is why we provide a high-quality, specialised teaching and learning resources.
The most effective form of learning in citizenship education is:
We have developed our teaching and learning materials with these content pillars in mind. Explore how we can help inspire your children. Below is various free teaching resources. However, we do offer various subscription -based programmes that provides a more well-rounded curriculum.
This free lesson explores the various reasons why people choose to migrate. It unpacks the differences between refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants, examining key pieces of legislation to see what rights migrants have in both national and international law.Read more
For young people in Britain today, it is likely that the remainder of their childhood and early adulthood will be dominated by Brexit. This will have profound implications on their life chances and opportunities.Read more
This teaching unit by citizenship education pioneer Don Rowe accompanies 'Talking about values in the classroom', which introduces teachers to this method of developing students' skills of thinking and talking about moral issues. Another resources titled “All at Sea” is also included. The two units can be used together, or on their own.Read more
In an age of mass media and electronic communication, children and young people are regularly exposed to the conflicts and controversies of adult life. How can schools help prepare them?Read more
Here, we give teachers a little support for debating the topic in class with students. Do young people of this age know enough about politics yet? And if they could vote, can they be trusted to do it sensibly?Read more