There are 41 Resources available to download for Citizenship Lesson Plans

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KS3 and KS4 lessons, worksheets and classroom activities that cover everything from local action through to the European Parliament.

Our citizenship teaching resources not only educate your class about the importance of taking an active role in society, they also encourage them to investigate issues important to them.

You will be sure to save time, as these resources have been created by AST’s and the lesson plans are ready to use in class.

Topics covered in the Citizenship Lesson Plans resource set

KS4 - Citizenship Assessment Tool for Key Stage 4

4 lessons on the topic of democracy - the history of democracy, alternatives to democracy, and how they can take part.

A series of 6 lesson plans on the subject of global citizenship including worksheets and activities.

Four lessons covering human rights and responsibilities of citizens.

This module introduces students to the idea of being critical consumers - understanding how advertising works, choosing products and understanding what choices we have as consumers.

These three citizenship ks4 form time modules are devised by teachers and are designed to fill 20 minutes of teaching time.

This volunteering module offers four lesson plans which are ideal for key stage 4 citizenship lessons.

A series of activities encouraging students to become active citizens in their community.

Help students to realise the importance of taking local action to help improve their community.

Make students aware of how local governments help them and the ways in which they affect their lives.

This media module offers four citizenship key stage 4 lesson plans which include PowerPoint presentations, student worksheets and lesson plans for teachers.

What is Citizenship?

The dictionary definition of citizenship is ‘the state of living in a particular area or town and behaving in a way that other people who live there expect of you’. But what does this really mean to your students as British citizens?

Citizenship Programme of Study

As a statutory subject at key stage 3 and 4, citizenship education aims to give students an understanding of the role they play in society. This may be at a local, national or even international level. As stated by the Department for Education there are three main concepts to cover in the citizenship programme of study:

1) Democracy and justice – the roles that can be taken in the political and justice systems including law, fairness authority and accountability.

2) Rights and responsibilities – exploring the different kinds of rights including political, human, social, civil and moral.

3) Identities and diversity – looking at the diverse society in which we live including immigration and how this can affect cultural changes to society

Citizenship from

Our citizenship teaching resources take a broad look at the topic, highlighting how the system works at a local, national and European level and shows students how they can take an active part in their community. This could involve anything from joining a local volunteer group, through to contacting a politician to express their concerns about a topic important to them.

Citizenship Worksheets, Activities and Exercises

Our citizenship lesson plans cover topics including critical consumers, diversity, democracy, rights and responsibilities, the media, human rights, volunteering, active citizenship, local action and politics. There are also some useful assembly ideas and a citizenship assessment tool, all designed so that they can be used across a range of learning styles and abilities.

Cross Curricular - PSHE

Citizenship education is complemented by the framework for personal, social and health education (PSHE) at key stages 3 and 4. You can find a range of PSHE lesson plans and cross curricular activities here.

Vocational Qualifications

These Citizenship lessons can be used to support learning outcomes for Skills Towards Enabling Progression "Step Up" - Aspects of Citizenship from City & Guilds. These lessons are also suitable for use with Citizenship Studies from OCR.