Tag: Citizenship

Global Citizenship – Connecting Classrooms

“In today’s globalised society, connecting, collaborating and working together with people in other countries is an increasing part of everyday reality – from business, to leisure and beyond.” This introduction to Global Citizenship is from the British Council’s eTwinning schools portal  “Bringing an International Dimension to Childrens’ Education has never been more important if we …

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How do our parliaments work in Scotland, the UK and the EU?

Is your class about to start learning about how our parliaments work? There are resources aimed specifically at primary schools for learning about how the parliaments of our country work – whether that is the Scottish Parliament, the UK Parliament or the European Union. Each of these sites seek to provide information in engaging ways, …

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Breaking News – literacy activities for the classroom on stories making the news

http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/ Breaking News English is a site by Sean Banville aimed at teachers looking for activities for learners of English in the context of stories making the headlines in the media.  This contains Lesson Plans & Podcasts for combining studying Current Events and News while also learning English. Keep up with the news and learn English – …

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Rapping the News – rhyming current affairs in the classroom

http://theweekinrap.com/ is exactly what the title says!  Every week some main stories in the news from this US site are reported in rap.  The quick rhythmic rhyming delivery allied to the mix of news footage, animations and special effects in the video makes for engaging viewing. Teachers often look to have pupils discuss current affairs …

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Walking Safely Along the Digital Highway – resources to help teach Digital Literacy and e-Safety

There are many resources available to help support schools to teach pupils to be responsible users of the Internet and to educate pupils to be as safe as possible when using online tools.  Helping learners learn in a global, connected classroom is not something which is just nice to do, it’s essential. In an ever-changing technological …

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