Teaching Resources

Teaching resources that inspire and shape young people

Young Citizens wants all young people to leave education understanding how society works – from politics to the law, the economy, the environment and human rights – in the UK and globally.

We also want them to have the skills to navigate our complex society – able to think critically, listen to other viewpoints, and work together to create positive change.

That is why we provide high-quality, specialised and award-winning teaching and learning resources.


Explore our primary resources – a library of over 100 lessons, assemblies, and tools that develop pupils’ spiritual, moral, social, and cultural (SMSC) learning, including their understanding of fundamental British values.

We also have a suite of secondary resources ranging from politics lessons to climate action to the Mock G7!


of secondary schools have used our programmes or teaching materials.


secondary school children have taken part in our social action programmes since 2008.


primary teachers have been trained by our team over the past decade.

Browse our Resources

Explore our library of resources with over 150 lessons, assemblies, toolkits and more.

These resources support Relationship Education, Character Education and the teaching of Citizenship and PSHE.

What teachers have to say about Young Citizens

Our primary resources, formerly Go-Givers, align with the curriculum and help teachers bring citizenship into the classroom. Find out how our resources and lessons help build the skills young people need to thrive.

Featured resources

Lessons, Sustainability and the Environment, KS4 (ages 14-16)

Biodiversity: Using the Law to Drive Change

During this lesson, students consider what biodiversity is, why it is essential to all life on Earth and what...

Lessons, Politics and Democracy, KS3 (ages 11-14)

What is Democracy?

This resource pack is the first of a four-part set which has been designed to introduce students to the...

Lessons, Politics and Democracy, KS2 (ages 7-11)

Democracy (Part 1): What is a General Election?

This lesson forms the first part of a three-part unit on Democracy.  Pupils explore the meaning of ‘democracy’, and the ways in which citizens can participate in democratic life in…

Lessons, Economics, Money and Managing Resources, KS4 (ages 14-16)

Climate Action: Circular Economies

During this lesson students explore how the economy can be used to support climate action and create a more...

Lessons, Digital Citizenship, KS3 (ages 11-14)

Fake News: The Evolution of Media

In this lesson, students explore how media has changed since the 1900s and the impact this has had on...

Lessons, Economics, Money and Managing Resources, KS4 (ages 14-16)

Be Your Own Councillor

Students examine ways in which a fictional town council could spend its budget. They consider the concerns of different...

Lessons, Economics, Money and Managing Resources, KS2 (ages 7-11)

Why Do We Pay Taxes? (Part 1)

During this lesson pupils will learn that public services are largely funded through the payment of taxes to the government. Pupils will learn that taxes are paid on income as…

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Citizenship is more than a subject. It’s the bedrock to a strong society and democracy. It is a set...