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The Political Studies Association is strongly committed to engaging in the Magna Carta commemorations and ensuring that they produce a strong educational legacy. One way in which we are doing this is promoting the continuing importance and relevance of Magna Carta to school-age children, both through KS3 Citizenship, AS and A Level Politics & Government, and Higher and Advanced Higher Politics and Modern Studies.

Produced mainly by educators in the schools and college sectors, a series of essays have been written to instigate and provoke discussion in classes in order to ensure that there is a strong educational legacy for the 800th anniversary. The first two essays are now available to download.

Essays:

Rathbone: Human Rights Act and Magna Carta
Lewis: What relevance is the Magna Carta today?

Articles:

Prof. Justin Fisher discussed the importance of Magna Carta to the contemporary political landscape in the Teaching Citizenship magazine. Teaching Citizenship have kindly allowed us to host his article here:

Click here to download ‘Why Magna Carta Still Matters,’ TC Issue 39 – Summer 2014

Downloadable Resources:

The lesson plans below are courtesy of Andrew Wrenn, Freelance education consultant and a former Humanities Advisor for Cambridgeshire County
Council. For more information, please contact Andrew at:[email protected]

LESSON PLAN: How Significant has Magna Carta been over time? PDF

LESSON PLAN: How significant has Magna Carta seemed over time? Powerpoint presentation.

Magna Carta: 800 years on lesson plan (doc)

LESSON PLAN: Magna Carta: 800 years on (Powerpoint)

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