Runnymede Trust: This Is Where I Live Project
Details of a project developed by the Runnymede Trust exploring young people's views on the past, present and future of multi-ethnic Britain.
'Throughout 2003 and 2004, Runnymede worked with groups of young people across the UK to find out their views on the past, present and future of multi-ethnic Britain. This resulted in the 'This is Where I live' Virtual Exhibition and Teaching Guide which was launched in early 2005 and is available free of charge to schools and youth clubs looking to stimulate discussion with the 11 to 18 age group. The virtual exhibition is in CD-ROM format and can be used as a series of short films to be incorporated into lessons and activities. The Teacher's Guidance notes are to be used in conjunction with the CD-ROM and will be particularly useful for Citizenship teaching in KS3 and KS4'. [Taken from Project website]
The website has comprehensive information about the project, and links to project films and teaching resources, including a free CD-Rom. The activities are designed to be used in conjunction with the earlier (2003) Runnymede publication, Complementing Teachers (see link below). The Teachers' Guidance notes contain useful background information, including details of where, why and how Citizenship fits in to the National Curriculum. The activities are organised around themes, for example: This is who I am, Heritage and Identity and Prejudice and Discrimination and come with downloadable lesson ideas and activities.
This is a valuable resource for those working in KS3/4 although many of the activities could be adapted for use in earlier phases. It provides opportunities and ideas for important discussions around identity and the nature of the multi-ethnic Britain in which we live.
Citizenship, Runnymede, identity, KS3/4, lesson plans
Jane Davies, University of Sunderland
Article Id : 15307
Date Posted: 12/3/2009