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8 January, 2010

Chance to be Chancellor launching soon

On 19 January 2010 the Citizenship Foundation’s Paying for It programme (run in partnership with Aviva) is launching the Chance to be Chancellor resource for the third year running. This resource is an exciting way for teachers to bring discussion and debate about the issues surrounding the country’s economy into the classroom.

The series of classroom-based activities investigate questions such as: How has the recession has affected the economy? What taxes should the government raise? What public services should be cut? How will this huge debt impact on my life?

The competition element of the resource encourages students to look through the key Budget policies, prioritise the ones they think are the most important and create their own Chancellor's speech to deliver their vision for the future of the country's economy. The winning entry will be published in The Times on Budget day, and there are many exciting prizes for the winner and runners up. For full details of the competition and the resource, register at www.payingforit.org.uk.

Paying for It also offers a series of 10 free lesson plans designed to provide an interactive, relevant and engaging way to address the economic elements of the Citizenship, PSHE and Modern Studies Curricula at Key Stages 3 & 4. Register now at www.payingforit.org.uk to download these lesson plans for free.

Free teacher training is also available for teachers who deliver Citizenship and PSHE, and Local Authority coordinators, to enable innovative and effective delivery of economic citizenship education. This free training introduces the way in which economic citizenship applies to many curriculum subjects, and provides methodologies for delivering interactive lessons, including a range of lesson plans, ideas and resources. Training will run across the UK from January 2010. If you would like to book a place for you or your colleagues, or find out more, please contact us at payingforit@citizenshipfoundation.org.uk, or call 020 7566 4136.



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