The following resources from some of our older projects are available to download for free. To view them, you may need Adobe Reader installed on your computer.
Thinking Citizens: How to Make PSE Philosophical
This is CEWC’s own bilingual resource, produced in 2005 with support from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. A basic photocopiable pack, it provides an introduction to P4C and highlights links between P4C and Attitudes and Values covered in the pre-2008 PSE Framework. It includes both practical warm-up activities and sample stimuli for philosophical enquiries.
Download Thinking Citizens KS2 Pack
Download Pictures for Activity 4
Inclusion lesson plans
Lesson plans developed as part of our Inclusion project to develop Key Skills through citizenship education.
Who Killed Simone Valentine? (1.23Mb)
Particularly suitable for working with disadvantaged learners; requires a copy of the Simone Valentine DVD.
Sioned's Problems (1.37Mb)
Self-contained pack, designed for mainstream settings.
» Powerpoint slideshow to support Session 2 (261Kb)
» Step by step guide on how to animate (DOC, 1.67 Mb)
Ideas for discussing and exploring the European Union in the classroom:
Summary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Download now (155Kb)
(Note: This is a previous version of our children's rights poster. A new, full-colour A2 poster is also available in print only.)
Skills for Democracy
This pack is designed to help young people explore and evaluate the skills that they need to participate in democracy.
The skills covered, which were short-listed after consultation with 250 young people, are:
- Decision making
Learners develop the skills through classroom activities on 6 topics related to democracy: Fairtrade, The Perfect Candidate, The Voluntary Sector, Non-Formal Democracy, The Role of the Media and Devolution. Each activity comprises a lesson plan, a topic information sheet, a skills sheet and any worksheets that may be required. Also included are self-assessment sheets, which use the image of the Greek Parthenon with skills marked on the pillars.
- General contents (including Teachers' Introduction) (pdf, 737Kb)
- Session 1 - The Perfect Candidate (pdf, 329Kb)
- Session 2 - The Role of Charities (pdf, 268Kb)
- Session 3 - Non-Formal Democracy (pdf, 290Kb)
- Session 4 - Fairtrade (pdf, 275Kb)
- Session 5 - The Role of the Media (pdf, 247Kb)
- Session 6 - Devolution (pdf, 425Kb)
- Project Workbook (pdf, 1.34Mb)