Citizen 30 is a school-wide, class-sized resource for Citizenship (and PSHE, and Enterprise, And Technology, and Sustainability, and Global Citizenship, and Politics, and Sociology, and Geography...). The kit is a compendium of our resources in one easy-to-use format.
Each of the tools: Eco-Fish, YourStory and Milieu are designed to be used with classes of approximately 30 students. There are no materials that get used up so no need for additional purchases and most of the resources can be undertaken with no additional facilities outside of the usual school equipment – and the resources can be used by primary and secondary classes.
What’s in the Citizen 30 Kit?:
- Eco-Fish: When students are given the opportunity to share a natural resource with other countries, yet need to catch enough fish to feed themselves and maybe make a profit…what do they do? Eco-Fish is our well-established board game that teaches about environmental sustainability, risk management, politics, economics and negotiation – amongst a host of other things including Citizenship and PSHE. (see http://www.eco-fish.co.uk for more info).
- Milieu is a card-based resource that allows you to complete the citizenship and PSHE curriculum with a weekly 40 minute session within form time (or PD or its equivalent). There are 50 cards for you to choose from so no need to get worried about the topics on offer. They also link to research, tasks and discussion points to bring them into wider use. In addition, it’s been used for Sociology, History and General Studies lessons in FE colleges and considered for use with some of the units for the SHD Diploma. Steve Hilton, a highly experienced teacher at Wilberforce College, Hull said “It’s an excellent resource. Good quality, quick and easy to use while generating discussion over a fantastic range of topics”.
- Last but not least, YourStory is a resource that engages students’ minds in discussing and presenting an issue that is or interest and importance to them. By using CD-Rom and handbook provided with Citizen30 in your media lab, students are coached and supported through developing their own comic strip which highlights something of value to their peers or other groups. Comics can then be used as posters, sold as a comic or put onto the school website to help raise awareness: subjects as diverse as bullying, career choice, pregnancy, eating disorders, counselling schemes, healthy eating and other issues can then be raised and discussed in a fun and non-threatening way
The resources covers a huge range of topics which gives maximum flexibility when approaching lesson content. The resources are durable so can be used time and time again without the need for spending extra funds on refills
Milieu (within the kit) and the YourStory workshop provide the opportunity to cover a wide range of community cohesion topics, whether it be the students adressing a particular topic or opening up discussion.