Lesson : Riots of Summer 2011


An important lesson for upper KS2 that will help children debate and make sense of the events of August 2011. It also has current relevance to gang crime. The PowerPoint explores the possible underlying reasons for the unrest, what happened, the terrible toll, as well as the positive outcomes. It explores the issue of crime and punishment and the role of government.

Learning Activities:

  • Writing using ‘emotion’ cards
  • Empathy role play
  • ‘It’s not easy to say no’. Peer pressure discussion and role play
  • Cautionary tales
  • Role models 
  • Scapegoating

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