Why this approach is important

A thematic project offers your students the scope to explore topics that:

  • interest and motivate them
  • combine different subject areas
  • engage them in purposeful collaborative activities which combine listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

Projects are a way of enhancing the curriculum and textbook imaginatively and memorably. Citizenship-focused projects have the added advantage of raising students’ awareness of values and responsibilities in society while developing their respect for other beliefs and ideas. As such, they reflect broader educational objectives, relating to human rights and duties, justice, liberty, and equality. In this way, they relate school learning to students’ immediate lives.

What you can learn in this unit

1 Thinking about language, literacy and citizenship