Terrorism, justice, the role of the media, human rights, truth, religion, torture … in September this year, all of these issues will be at the forefront of national coverage of the ten year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City. Are you equipped and confident to help your pupils make sense of these issues? Do you know the facts from the fiction? Do you know how to deal with difficult questions? Do you know who might be available to come and speak to your pupils? Do you have a set of skills that enable you to deal confidently with controversial and sensitive issues that arise in your classroom?
Two national events taking place in Manchester and London this summer will equip teachers with the skills and confidence to facilitate constructive dialogue and critical engagement with the issues raised by the ten year anniversary of September 11th.
Run by Amnesty International UK, the Association for Citizenship Teaching, the PSHE Association and the Three Faiths Forum, these events will cover teaching approaches and techniques to enable pupils to engage critically and thoughtfully with the controversial, sensitive and topical issues raised at this time. Specifically this includes:
• Community and cultural cohesion
• Religious extremism
• Stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination
• Conspiracy theories
• The role of the media
• Human rights
Venues – choose from:
• Manchester 6th July: GMCVO, St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FZ (9.30–16.30)
• London 7th July: Human Rights Action Centre, Amnesty International UK, 17–25 New Inn Yard, EC2A 3EA (9.30–16.30)
£35 + £2.75 booking fee. Cost includes buffet lunch, refreshments and access to a wide range of innovative and practical classroom resources.
To book, please visit:
Booking closes 16th June
Teacher Training Project Officer