In recent years, a politics of difference has heightened suspicion and misunderstanding, threatening the ideals of democratic society. By engaging in the process of learning about the values that underpin democracy, while also developing critical reading and thinking, negotiating, collaboration, and active listening skills, this scheme of work provides students with the tools to participate in their communities so that they can bring about the changes they would like to see in creating kinder, more tolerant communities.
The workshop will explore how to teach the unit and its four themes - The Individual and Society, We and They, Understanding Human Rights, and Choosing to Participate - in History, RS, PSHE and Citizenship classrooms. Drawing on historical case studies, such as the Bristol Bus Boycott and the Battle of Cable Street, students are encouraged to explore questions of identity, prejudice and belonging, consider the importance of protecting human rights and reflect upon the values that are critical to a respectful, multicultural society.
Thanks to the generosity of a donor, we are able to offer this online workshop free of charge. We ask that you complete a short survey at the end of the workshop.
This workshop is only open to teachers in the UK.