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British citizenship ceremony
Diarmaid MacCulloch investigates what it means to be a British citizen. He attends a citizenship ceremony, interviews some of those who took part and considers some arguments for and against such ceremonies. He concludes by asking what it means to be a British citizen. First broadcast on BBC2 in March 2012 (and on the BBC Learning Zone in May 2012) as part of the series How God made the English.
Ask students to note down arguments for and against citizenship ceremonies. If they had to recommend to the government whether or not to continue with them, what would their recommendation be and why? If they were to design their own citizenship ceremony, what would they include and why?
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