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Curriculum Linkages to KS3 Citizenship



The Abolition Project links to the National Curriculum KS3 Citizenship Programmes of Study and QCA Schemes of Work





1) Knowledge and understanding about becoming informed citizens

The site has a contribution to make towards an understanding of

a. the legal and human rights and responsibilities underpinning society

f. the diversity of national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the United Kingdom and the need for mutual respect and understanding

g. the work of community-based, national and international voluntary groups, in that the campaign for the Abolition of Slavery was one of the first national campaigns of its kind

i. the world as a global community, and the political, economic, environmental and social implications of this: the slave trade was an historic violation of the global community and the Abolition Movement can be seen as an early example of an effort to build such a community (though this concept would have been quite foreign to the people involved)

In particular, it has relevance to considering a topical issue - modern slavery.


2) Developing skills of enquiry and communication

As with history, the site encourages students to search for and use information actively and critically.

The site provides historical background to help students:

a. think about topical political, spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues, problems and events by analysing information and its sources, including ICT-based sources 

b. justify orally and in writing a personal opinion about such issues, problems or events 

c. contribute to group and exploratory class discussions, and take part in debating a global issue, for example - slavery in the 21st century.


3) Developing skills of participation and responsible action

The site provides historical background to help students:

  • a. use their imagination to consider other people's experiences and be able to think about, express and explain views that are not their own
  • b. negotiate, decide and take part responsibly in both school and community-based activities
  • c. reflect on the process of participating.



Linkages can also be made to



Religious Education

English Writing and Speaking


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