This book is designed to provide teachers of Years 5-8 with 38 activities and worksheets that will enable them to fulfil the requirement to promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of children aged 9-13. Teaching Values through PSHE and Citizenship presents activities which promote the fundamental values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faith and beliefs. The book is divided into three sections: The first section Beliefs, Values, Behaviour focuses on what attitudes and values the children believe should determine behaviour towards others, on the qualities they admire in other people, on what they consider to be good manners and on what they take into consideration when making important decisions. The second section Rules and Responsibilities focuses on the rules that govern peopleʼs lives and the responsibilities they have as family members, as neighbours, at school and as citizens. It includes activities that encourage children to discuss what sort of country they want to live in, what they consider the governmentʼs priorities should be, why we have laws and attitudes to crime and to the police force.
The third section Respecting Peopleʼs Rights looks at human rights, exploring issues of stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, sexism and racism. There are also activities on respecting other peopleʼs religions and cultures and on global concerns.