At my last school I taught and developed Opening Minds, our citizenship and RE curriculum. As part of the year 7 provision they explored human rights with particular focus on education. One of my favourite lessons which led to much discussion and questionning from the students happened to come from a very simple lesson looking at access to education over time in the UK.
Students first mind mapped what they knew about education in the UK. There were many misconceptions with many believing that education had been accessible by all for a very long time.
We then looked at these misconceptions by exploring a timeline of education in the UK. Students were given a set of cards to arrange into chronological order, after which they discussed what they discovered.
Finally students completed a timeline on access to education in the UK. Students were scaffolded dependent upon their varying abilities and skills associated with chronology and production of timelines evident from their Humanities lessons.
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