Global Citizenship & Religious Education Course Content

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Global Citizenship

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 7 The Island Project.

  • World religions – symbols, rites of passage, key beliefs
  • Democracy – Voting and electing a leader
  • Wider knowledge – Laws, punishments, map drawing
Democracy

  • What does an MP do?
  • How do we vote?
  • Political parties and parliament
Democracy

  • Manifestos and campaigning
  • How to hold an election
What is God?

  • Why believe in God?
  • Islamic, Christian and Hindu beliefs
  • How people respond to God i.e. prayer, missionary work etc.
  • Death and the afterlife according to Christians, Hindus and Muslims
Ultimate truths

  • How did we get here?
  • Creation stories
  • Where is God?
  • Why are we here?
Ultimate truths

  • Can science and religion work together?
  • Interpreting the Bible
 

Year 8

Cultures

  • Identity
  • Youth culture & stereotyping
  • Gangs
  • Youth and religion
  • Youth and gender
  • Youth and the family
  • Online identity
Freedom Fighters

  • Suffragettes
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Malala Yousafzai
  • French resistance
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
Freedom Fighters

  • Malcolm X
  • ISIS
  • EDL
  • William Wallace
Human Rights

  • What is the law?
  • Stop and search
  • The age of criminal responsibility
  • Youth crime and justice
Human Rights

  • The case of Stephen Lawrence
  • What are Human rights
  • The rights of the child
  • The UN
  • Freedom of expression
Campaigning

  • Students will then run their own campaigns to make a change in school or in the wider world
 

Year 9

Risky world

  • Illness – Malaria and HIV
  • FGM
  • Child labour
  • Blood diamonds
  • Pirates
  • Conflict
  • Landmines
  • Child soldiers
  • KONY 2012
Media

  • Who owns the media?
  • Media & politics, religion, self and crime
Media

  • Media & fame
  • Social media – positives and negatives
  • Social media experiments
Is our future doomed?

  • Recession
  • Brexit
  • Trump
  • North Korea
  • Nuclear arms
  • Extremism
  • Genocide
  • Designer babies
  • 3rd world debt
Relationships GCSE unit

  • Family
  • Parents
  • Roles of men and women in society
  • Marriage
Relationships GCSE unit

  • Homosexuality
  • Divorce
  • Sexual relationships
  • Contraception