Lesson : What is a citizen?


In this lesson pupils will be encouraged to think of themselves as citizens with the potential to make a positive difference in society.

The lesson opens with the traditional tale of ‘Stone Soup’ which draws out themes of citizenship through illustrating how societies thrive when everyone contributes. Pupils consider what is meant by the terms citizen and citizenship. Pupils examine a child’s diary entry and reflect how in an ordinary day the actions of this young person have positively impacted on their family, friends, school and the wider world.

Finally pupils interview one another to discover how active they are as a citizen and reflect on opportunities for them to participate more in society.