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Teachers: Citizenship: Commonwealth

Last Updated: Wed November 03 2004 18:58 GMT

England Citizenship

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Knowledge and understanding about becoming informed citizens

1. Pupils should be taught about:

[A] Legal and human rights and responsibilities underpinning society
[B] Diversity of national, regional, religious and ethnic identities
[C] Central and local government, the public services they offer
[D] Key characteristics of forms of government
[E] The electoral system and the importance of voting
[F] The work of voluntary groups
[G] The importance of resolving conflict fairly
[H] The significance of the media in society
[I] The global community, the political, economic, environmental and social implications, the E U, the Commonwealth and the U N

Developing skills of enquiry and communication

2. Pupils should be taught to:

[A] Think about issues, problems and events by analysing information
[B] Justify orally and in writing a personal opinion
[C] Contribute to group and exploratory class discussions

Developing skills of participation and responsible action

3. Pupils should be taught to:

[A] Consider other people's experiences
[B] Take part responsibly in both school and community activities
[C] Reflect on the process of participating

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