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Exercises to Promote Active Citizenship for SEN Students

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS4

Structured worksheets with clearly defined aims enable students to take control of their own lives and become valued citizens in the wider community. Effective communication, assertiveness and the ability to deal with challenging situations are but a few of the skills developed through activities which focus on building confidence and personal empowerment.

Topics include: Use and abuse of power; Assertiveness; Body language; Emotion; Self-expression; Compromise and empathy; Making requests and saying No; Self esteem; Giving and receiving compliments; Handling and giving criticism; Goal setting.

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Size: 70 Pages
ISBN: 1 86025 407 1
Author(s): Angela Walker
Code: EPAC
Popularity rank: 238

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Contents List


  • 6 BECOMING EMPOWERED Students gain an understanding of how becoming empowered can change their lives.
  • 8 POWER Students learn about what it means to have power.
  • 10 MISUSE OF POWER Students develop an awareness of how individuals can misuse power.
  • 12 ARE YOU A BULLY? Students develop an awareness of one area of power misuse - that of bullying.
  • 14 HAVE YOU BEEN A DOORMAT? Students look at the meaning of and results of 'passivity'.
  • 16 I MUST WIN! Students understand what is meant by 'direct aggression'.
  • 18 IT'S NOT BULLYING IS IT? Students understand that indirect aggression is a form of bullying.
  • 20 DO YOU MEASURE UP? Students consider different behaviours, with a view to understanding their own behaviour.
  • 22 DO I NEED TO CHANGE? Students are encouraged to take a positive attitude towards personal change.
  • 24 I HAVE THE POWER! Students gain an understanding of the kind of person you become when empowered.
  • 26 SPEAK, BE HEARD AND COMMUNICATE A paired exercise to encourage communication skills - especially listening.
  • 29 LISTEN, HEAR! Students learn how to develop listening skills.
  • 30 TALK, TALK Students gain an understanding of why we need to speak clearly.
  • 32 USING THE TELEPHONE Students gain an understanding of how to speak on the telephone in different situations.
  • 34 WRITE IT IN A LETTER Students gain confidence in writing letters and understand the difference between formal and informal writing styles.
  • 36 COMPROMISE Students understand and develop skills needed to solve conflict through compromise and develop skills in decision making.
  • 38 FITTING IN? Students develop a vision of who they are as an individual rather than as a member of a group.
  • 40 WHAT ARE FEELINGS? Students understand that it is healthy and normal to experience a wide range of feelings - both pleasant and unpleasant.
  • 42 EXPRESSING EMOTIONS Students understand that there are appropriate and inappropriate ways of expressing emotions.
  • 44 SAY HOW YOU FEEL Students learn the importance of saying how they feel.
  • 46 MAKING REQUESTS Students gain an understanding of how to make requests in a positive way.
  • 48 SAYING 'NO'! Students learn techniques for saying 'No' in a clear and unambiguous manner.
  • 50 LOVING YOURSELF Students understand that everyone needs to love themself in order to enhance personal self-esteem.
  • 52 COMPLIMENTS Students develop skill in giving and receiving compliments.
  • 54 BEING HURT Students gain an understanding of how some comments and attitudes can hurt - and are given some ideas for dealing with them.
  • 56 MEN AND WOMEN Students understand what constructive criticism is and how to give it.
  • 58 RECEIVING CRITICISM Students gain an understanding of how to receive criticism and manage the feelings that criticism might generate.
  • 60 WHAT NEXT? SETTING GOALS Students develop confidence in setting achievable goals.


  • 62 (1) IMPROVE YOURSELF For use with BECOMING EMPOWERED, page 6.
  • 63 (2) ACTION PLAN For use with BECOMING EMPOWERED, page 6 and WHAT NEXT? SETTING GOALS, page 60.
  • 64 (3) THE PLEDGE For use with MISUSE OF POWER, page 10.
  • 65 (4) STORY OF A BULLY For use with ARE YOU A BULLY?, page 12.
  • 66 (5) WHO CAN HELP? For use with IT'S NOT BULLYING IS IT?, page 18.
  • 67 (6) PERSONAL QUIZ For use with I HAVE THE POWER, page 24.
  • 68 (7) FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE For use with I HAVE THE POWER, page 24.
  • 69 (8) FRANK'S STORY For use with TALK, TALK, page 30.
  • 70 (9) ASKING NICELY For use with MAKING REQUESTS, page 46.