British Values and Citizenship Learning Resources for adult community learning and further education
These are some teaching materials I made or found to teach the OCN Level Award in Awareness of British Values and Citizenship, as an adult community learning course, and as a family learning course for people interested in childcare work.
When I taught the course, we would look at news stories, and evaluate the extent to which they met the British Value. We would also discuss how we could demonstrate the values in childcare. Learners would also relate the values to their own countries.
There is an accompanying article about picture books which can be used to illustrate the British Values in family learning, EYFS or primary schools.
These worksheets and cards can either be printed, or completed on a computer. It is also on the TES website.
Life in the UK test British History revision map
Click the top left to open a contents page/ timeline
More useful links, videos, and teaching materials
There are glossary pages 15 of Citizenship Materials for ESOL Learners, and page 15 of Prevent duty and British values for adult learners.
ESOL UK: What is the UK? page 77, citizenship videos and interviews, Citizenship section 1
Amnesty International: Values resource cards
Values of other countries presentation
Childcare resources: Center for Partnership Studies: Caring and Connected Parenting Guide.
There are global citizenship event calendars on Young Citizens and Global Dimension.
1.1 Democracy and British Values
Pacey, Twinkl, Amnesty International book guide, UN SDG book guide, Action for Children, Holme Church of England Primary Academy,Gov.uk
In my picture books article, look for: Caring family relationships, and Cooperative communities.
1.2 Democracy in Practice
ESOL UK: Page 25, community Engagement, videos and interviews
Education and Training Foundation: Page 33
Childcare resources: Phoenix Education, Infed
In my picture books article, look for: Marine conservation and litter picking
Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
ESOL UK: Page 91 to 96 are about the monarchy and history, and 139 is about the Commonwealth
In my picture books article, look for: Consent/ not controlling our friends
Gov.UK: Register to vote, indefinite leave to remain
Camden: Youth Council
Parties: Greenpeace election manifesto comparison, BBC election manifesto comparison, Who Should You Vote For?, Vote for Policies, Political Compass
In my picture books article, look for: Elections
2.2 Local Government
Education and Training Foundation: Page 22
ESOL UK: Page 68
Contact the council: Write To Them
Camden parks, London Future Neighbourhoods, Camden Climate Change Alliance, Open Spaces Society, Tree Preservation Orders
Respond to consultations:
Euston, Kings Cross, Camden, Camden travel, Camden 2025, London, TFL
Council's responsibilities, education for local government
In my picture books article, look for: Community gardening and forests
2.3 Central Government
Parliament: Houses of Parliament 360° virtual tour, booklet
ESOL UK: Page 63, 33, 35, 44, 55, 59, 60, 61
Contact central government:
Write To Them, They Work For You, Defra consultations, Gov.uk Get Involved
Childcare resources: Twinkl: Department for Education, National Curriculum
In my picture books article, look for: Forest conservation campaigning
3.1a Rule of Law
ESOL UK: Knowling the law, videos and interviews
At court, Some people you will see in court
ESOL UK: Page 301, 303, 304, 305
Childcare resources: Smacking, Pacey, Twinkl, ESOL UK Childcare session 5 and 6, Action for Children, Holme Church of England Primary Academy,Gov.uk
In my picture books article, look for: Protecting minibeasts
3.1b Individual Liberty
ESOL UK: Human rights, videos and interviews, page 153, 154, 155
Amnesty International: Human Rights Act explained (at it was previously) on page 51, and Human Rights timeline on page 35, absolute and non-absolute on page 67
Amnesty International: Right Up Your Street poster activity,
Childcare resources: Pacey, Twinkl, Action for Children, Holme Church of England Primary Academy,Gov.uk,
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
In my picture books article, look for: Letting our friends be gentle and happy
3.1c Mutual Respect and Tolerance
Mutual Respect and Tolerance:
ESOL UK: Page 123, 124, 125, 126
Equality Act: ESOL UK:
Page 189, 191, 113, 114, Diverse Society, videos and interviews, page 117, Benjamin Zephania poem, Global Equality Collective video wall
The Equality Act, making equality real Easy Read Document
Childcare resources: Twinkl, Pacey, Action for Children, Holme Church of England Primary Academy,Gov.uk
Golden Rule posters: Interfaith, Scarboro Missions, Scarboro Missions
Equality Act: Let Toys Be Toys, ESOL UK Childcare session 6 , Islington Council book lists, Ofted, Respect Me, Save the Children
In my picture books article, look for: Recognising what we have in common, and Looking after animals
4.1 Extremism, Radicalisation and Terrorism
Homophobic nail-bomb attack remembered by defiant crowd rowing street choir
In my picture books article, look for: Not fighting/ anti toxic masculinity/ gentle boys/ prevent.