Key stages 4-5
Our 'Citizens' workshops will be available from the autumn term, 2018.
They are part of a three-year project led by Royal Holloway, University of London and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Working in collaboration with Cumberland Lodge and the Justice Museum, the project explores the history of liberty, protest, rebellion and reform from the Magna Carta to the 21st Century.
It aims to encourage young people to become more socially and politically aware, and to encourage them to think critically about their own role in the democratic process.
We are offering three different workshops, each of which draws on historical resources to prompt thinking about contemporary issues:
- Protest and change - the history of protest (including the Suffragettes, the Poll Tax Riots and the Stop the War March)
- Who rules? - the changing nature of sovereignty and the locus of ruling power over time (from Simon de Montfort to Brexit)
- Human rights - the human rights movement and considers whether there is, or should be, a hierarchy of rights (exploring various human rights cases).