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Extensive coverage of the curriculum for KS3 and KS4 Citizenship

Explore citizenship in depth with comprehensive and varied teaching material, such as this factfile on media and censorship in North Korea. Boardworks gives you everything you need to teach Citizenship on your whiteboard, including the latest Full and Short Course GCSE specifications.

KS4: North Korea
KS4: Producing the news
  • Comprises 28 fully interactive units split into bite-sized presentations, which are closely aligned to both the KS3 and KS4 Schemes of Work.
  • Ideal for teaching the Programme of Study for Citizenship.
  • KS4 is suitable for teaching the GCSE (Short and Full Course) in Citizenship Studies.

Well-organised resources for whatever you’re teaching

Boardworks lessons are coherently structured and enhanced by a wealth of material to stimulate and inspire your students. Typical slides, like this one about the Suffragettes’ struggle for the vote, combine the main points for teaching, clearly conveyed, with relevant illustrative material.

KS3: The struggle for the vote
KS3: The struggle for the vote
  • Clearly defined learning objectives at the beginning of each presentation enable you to organise and communicate the aims of the lessons to your class.
  • Up-to-date photographs, artwork and statistics supplement key facts and create variety and interest in lessons.
  • Printable contents guides provide a detailed overview of the product and are a great aid when lesson planning.

Time saving and ready-to-teach

Boardworks lessons are fully prepared and ready-to-teach, saving you and your colleagues valuable preparation time. In this timeline of key dates in the development of human rights legislation, complex information is summarised in a fun yet informative way.

KS4: Human rights
KS4: Human rights
  • Interesting and varied activities enhance lessons and motivate your class.
  • Case studies, weblinks and thought-provoking source material enhance your students’ understanding of important issues and bring KS3+KS4 Citizenship to life.

Inspiringly interactive

Embrace the interactive potential of your whiteboard and explore citizenship in a unique, stimulating and easily recalled way. For example, explore who's who inside a Youth Court using this colourful interactive picture starter.

KS4: Young people and crime
KS4: Young people and crime
  • Introduce your students to important facts, theories and concepts with exciting animations and interactive diagrams.
  • Break down dense and difficult topics using step-by-step simulations, click-and-reveal exercises and timeline activities.
  • Over 250 interactive activities are embedded throughout the lessons.

A wealth of exciting ideas

Encourage class participation and understanding of key topics with visually appealing and engaging activities. In this drag-and-drop exercise, students act as town planners and work within a budget to decide which facilities would be most beneficial for a local area.

KS4: Business and enterprise
KS4: Business and enterprise
  • Motivate your students to explore different aspects of citizenship with original interactive projects and fun games.
  • Spark class discussion about current affairs, topical issues and important debates using voting charts, animated graphs and opinion panel activities.

Easy-to-use, flexible resources

With Boardworks KS3 and KS4 Citizenship, you can easily adapt the resources to the needs of your class. This typical slide invites students to produce a Green Paper to propose a law, and can be tailored to the needs of your students, or edited to suit your own teaching style.

KS4: How and why are laws made?
KS4: How and why are laws made?
  • All lessons are created in PowerPoint for ease of use, versatility and editability.
  • Presentations can be added to and enhanced with your own ideas and resources. Simply delete, amend or add more text to differentiate the materials.
  • Editable activities can be used flexibly and incorporated into lessons in ways which suit the different learning requirements of your students.

Additional teaching support

Both KS3 and KS4 Citizenship include audio clips to further enhance students' grasp on important and complex issues, such as this slide showing the reactions of environmentalists to the Brazilian government's Amazon Rainforest Policy.

KS3: Debating a global issue
KS3: Debating a global issue
  • Real-life case studies encourage empathy and understanding of sensitive issues.
  • Easily identifiable activity slides in each KS4 unit offer suggestions for further research opportunities and individual and group work.
  • Detailed, printable glossaries serve as useful tools for reference.

Engaging summary material

Boardworks Citizenship presentations contain up-to-date case studies, statistics and information to bring issues to life for your students. This case study about press freedom in North Korea includes information on North Korean media coverage of their team in the 2010 Football World Cup.

KS4: Producing the news
KS4: Producing the news
  • Interesting case studies provide discussion points and enable students to think about and engage with current issues.
  • Presentations contain up-to-date facts and statistics.
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