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Activists

Explore the lives of Rosa Parks, twentieth-century anti-racism activist in the US, and Malala Yousafzai, twenty first-century activist for girls' education in Afghanistan. Discover their courageous acts against unfairness. Learn how anyone can try to make a stand against injustice and plan a campaign.

Session 1 Who was Rosa Parks?

Objectives

History

  • Learn about events beyond living memory that are significant globally.
  • Learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to international achievements.

English

  • Give a well-structured explanation to express feelings.
  • Consider and evaluate different view points.
  • Identify and explore characters through drama.

Global Citizenship

  • Gain a sense of the wider world.
  • Begin to understand the connection between their lives and lives of others.
  • Be aware that our actions have consequences.
  • Gain a willingness to co-operate and participate.

Teaching and Activities

Children will:

  • Understand the global significance of Rosa Parks’ story.
  • Be able to express their opinion on the Rosa Parks story.
  • Understand that their lives and connected with the lives of others.

You Will Need

  • Envelope with the class’s name on it to put letter in
  • Letter stating that break time has been cancelled for certain children who have surnames that begin with certain letters

Session 2 Who is Malala Yousafzai?

Objectives

History

  • Learn about events beyond living memory that are significant globally.
  • Learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to international achievements.

English

  • Listen to and respond to adults and their peers.
  • Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions.
  • Identify and explore characters through drama.

Global Citizenship

  • Gain a sense of the wider world.
  • Begin to understand the connection between their lives and lives of others.
  • Gain an awareness that our actions have consequences.
  • Gain a willingness to co-operate and participate.

Teaching and Activities

Children will:

  • Understand that Malala’s story is changing the world now.
  • Explore Malala’s story through drama.
  • Gain a sense of the wider world.

Provided Resources

  • Photograph of Malala and questions
  • My courageous act script
  • Four stick character pictures
  • Director’s chair sign

You Will Need

  • Group list with children in mixed ability groups of 4
  • Shawl
  • Director’s chair
  • Some kind of costume for director to wear such as a hat or glasses
  • Camera to take freeze-frame pictures

Weblinks

There are no weblinks needed for this session.

Session 3 How have primary schools in the UK changed?

Objectives

History

  • Learn about events beyond living memory that are significant nationally.
  • Develop some understanding of chronology.
  • Begin to use vocabulary associated with the past.

English

  • Ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge.

Global Citizenship

  • Gain an awareness of rich and poor.
  • Begin to understand the connection between their lives and the lives of others.
  • Begin to feel a sense of indignation, be willing to speak up for others.

Teaching and Activities

Children will:

  • Sequence events in chronological order.
  • Ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge.
  • Understand that their lives are connected to the lives of others.

Provided Resources

  • Timeline photographs
  • Changes to the UK primary school system
  • Group work on how to sequence events in chronological order

You Will Need

  • Props for timeline
  • Wool or thread slightly unwound
  • Bowtie or tie
  • Old painting apron or dirty clothing
  • Camera to take photographs with throughout the session
  • Mini whiteboards and pens for the plenary

Weblinks

There are no weblinks needed for this session.

Session 4 Start your campaign

Objectives

English

  • Maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments.
  • Participate in discussions.

Global Citizenship

  • Be able to identify unfairness and take appropriate action.
  • Start to think of others.
  • Begin to show interest and concern for others in wider sphere.

Teaching and Activities

Children will:

  • Participate in discussions.
  • Be able to identify unfairness and take the right action.

You Will Need

  • A date and time for a fundraising task, pre-agreed with senior managers
  • Several fundraising tasks discussed and then agreed with senior managers
  • Device for recording videos
  • Coloured paper and felt tips for student to make posters

Session 5 Plan and do the fundraising

Objectives

English

  • Maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments.
  • Participate in discussions.

Global Citizenship

  • Respond to the needs of others.
  • Begin to make links between their lives and the lives of others.
  • Begin to value others.
  • Gain a willingness to co-operate and participate.

Teaching and Activities

Children will:

  • Participate in a discussion.
  • Gain a willingness to co-operate and participate.

Provided Resources

  • Mind map
  • Price stickers and price tags photocopied onto florescent or bright card

You Will Need

  • Blu-tack
  • Use of outdoor space or hall if choosing to complete the starter
  • Children grouped into mixed ability teams of 6
  • Resources for your fundraising activity
  • Photographs taken from previous sessions
  • Money to use as a float

Weblinks

There are no weblinks needed for this session.

Session 6 Change Celebration Ceremony

Objectives

English

  • Maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments.
  • Participate in discussions.

Global Citizenship

  • Respond to the needs of others.
  • Begin to make links between their lives and the lives of others.
  • Begin to value others.
  • Gain a willingness to co-operate and participate.

Teaching and Activities

Children will:

  • Gain a willingness to co-operate and participate.
  • Respond to the needs of others.

Provided Resources

  • Change celebration ceremony roles
  • Change celebration ceremony jobs list

You Will Need

  • A classroom or school hall with tables pushed back
  • Table for drinks and snacks
  • A willing audience
  • Squash and food to serve to guests
  • Posters on walls produced throughout the course
  • Photographs of the change playing on loop
  • Props for each of the different roles
  • Costumes for roles
  • Background music