These five programmes provide resources to support the new curriculum for Social, Civic and Political Education in Northern Ireland. The unit places particular emphasis on the duties, responsibilities and rights which individuals have as citizens and examines ways in which young people can play an active role in the life of the local communities and beyond.
Each of the five programmes concentrates on at least one of the three Key Concepts which underpin the United Nations' Charter on Human Rights. These are Pluralism, Social Justice and Democracy.
Issues and concepts are examined on three levels: Local (classroom, neighbourhood) National, and Global.
The programmes deal with subject matter which is relevant to the lives of young people in Northern Ireland and which allows pupils to examine complicated issues from various perspectives. Students should learn that it is good to have and express opinions and that its healthy to question other opinions and sources of information in a respectful way.
This series can be ordered from the SELB, by quoting the programme code below. See our ordering page for contact details.
Teacher's notes for each of the programmes follow the format:
* description of programme content;
* some key issues;
* background information;
* suggestions for pre-viewing discussion;
* suggestions for post viewing discussion on programme content, programme maker’s approach
* possible further action, contacts, web sites.
*Note that comprehensive Teacher's Notes are available on each of the programme pages.