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30 August, 2007

New free SEN resource from the Citizenship Foundation

The Citizenship Foundation has published a new free SEN resource to support the teaching of Citizenship to students at key stages 3 and 4. ‘Trouble for Danny’ is designed to help teachers deliver the law related part of the Citizenship curriculum to students with moderate learning difficulties and problems with literacy.

Cover  of 'The trouble with Danny', SEN resource.

The resource is presented in an accessible comic strip format telling the story of Danny, a 15 year old boy who is charged with a crime. Students complete activities based around the events that take place during the story and then take part in a mock trial and sentencing activity. ’Trouble for Danny’ is accompanied by a range of activities and teacher guidance and can be used in both special and mainstream education.

Author Julie Gibbings said “Trouble for Danny aims to enable young people with special educational needs to understand and critically engage with the criminal legal system, in particular the work of the courts. It joins other Citizenship Foundation resources designed to equip young people at risk of exclusion for one reason or another with the knowledge, skills, confidence and motivation to engage effectively in their communities.”

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About the Citizenship Foundation

The Citizenship Foundation is an independent charity (no.801360) which aims to empower individuals to engage in the wider community through education about the law, democracy and society, Founded in 1989, it focuses on developing young people’s citizenship skills, knowledge and understanding. Its work includes resources, training, active learning programmes, community projects and research. www.citizenshipfoundation.org.uk

Central to the work of the Foundation is a commitment to ensure that our resources and programmes can be accessed by those with special educational needs and/or experiencing, or at risk of, exclusion and by those communities that are most commonly excluded from participation and engagement, locally and nationally.

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