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.
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:
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]
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