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20 October 2014
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What is Citizen X?

The Citizen X website offers a co-ordinated package of online, KS3 student-centred resources based on the Citizenship National Curriculum for England.

It focuses on nine topics:

  1. Rights and Responsibilities
  2. Identity
  3. Conflict
  4. Local Democracy
  5. Community Action
  6. Government and Parliament
  7. Crime
  8. Global Community
  9. EU, UN and Commonwealth

The website is divided into 4 main areas - Being a Citizen, Local Citizen, National Citizen and Global Citizen. The nine topics can be found in each of these sections and will inform the user about areas of a citizen's life.

What's in the site?

Active Citizenship advice
Find information in the 'Get Involved' area on how to organise a project and check out projects other young people have done.

These are animated stories based on dilemmas for the audience both to discuss and to offer feedback.

These are photostories based on a citizenship topic.

Interactive activities
Activities deliver more fact-driven topics such as crime and the European Union in a fun and interactive way.

Background information
The Lowdown area offers background information and statistics on all the key topics.

These are short and snappy to get you warmed up for a particular subject.

'Write a report'
Got something to share with everyone. Write a report and send it on to Newsround.

Go to our messageboards and discuss with others your views on Citizenship topics. There will be a mentor on the boards at set times whose job is to discuss any issues raised, give expert help and advice and steer discussions.

Teacher's area
Contains lesson plans and teacher notes.

Parent's area
Contains key information on Citizenship for parents.

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