For Key Stages 3 and 4 PSHE and Citizenship students

Teachers’ Notes

Each section below gives an overview of the subject covered by the webpage, suggestions for extension work and links to resources - activities and a Worksheet – for use in the classroom or as homework.

Sections can be used individually, or linked together to form a programme of lessons on teen issues.

Click a section below.

» The Feel Good Factor

Page www.catie.org.uk/feel-good-factor/
Learning
This page introduces teenage concerns and prompts students to consider themselves and how they fit into society. The activities ask students to consider what makes them happy and sad.

It looks at the history of teenagers and considers the different teenage groups. It will support PSHE objectives in developing confidence and responsibility, helping students to make the most of their abilities.

Extension work could be carried out looking at youth cultures, and discovering local sources of help for young people.

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» Being a teenager

Page www.catie.org.uk/feel-good-factor/being-teenager.aspx
Learning
This page looks at the physical changes of adolescence and puberty and basic hygiene that can help young people feel better about themselves. The activities look at the products available for personal care and encourage young people to develop a sense of identity and self image.

Extension work could involve presenting advice to younger year groups. An alternative extension activity could be to analyse media images and their influence on young people.

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» Looking after yourself

Page www.catie.org.uk/feel-good-factor/looking-after-yourself.aspx
Learning
This page contains basic health information about exercise, dental hygiene, skin care in the sun and encourages students to adopt a healthier, safer lifestyle.

Extension work could involve collecting information and leaflets from the local Health Centre, and online, to create a display board.

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» Knowing yourself: the right choice

Page www.catie.org.uk/feel-good-factor/knowing-yourself.aspx
Learning
This page contains basic careers guidance information. The activities contain lots of methods by which students can learn more about themselves, what their skills and attributes are, and what they might do in the future.

Extension work could be developed using the National Careers Service website which provides plenty of detailed information about subject choices, careers and training.

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» Selling yourself

Page www.catie.org.uk/feel-good-factor/selling-yourself.aspx
Learning
This page gives careers-based advice on filling in application forms and writing CVs. It can be used in conjunction with the Knowing yourself page in lessons about careers.

Extension work could be developed using the National Careers Service website. Links could also be built with local employers who may be available to help with mock interviews and give feedback to students. Most areas have local business and education partnerships which aid the work of schools.

School visits to businesses in the cosmetics industry is something we are looking at as an extension to CATIE resources. If you are interested, please visit www.scrubuponscience.co.uk/about-scs/request-a-visit/ fill in the online form and we’ll contact you.

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» The world of work

Page www.catie.org.uk/feel-good-factor/world-of-work.aspx
Learning
This page contains information about different types of employment and gives an overview of different employment sectors. The activities get students thinking about companies and how different sized companies are organised.

Extension work could involve inviting local employers to come and talk to students, giving information on specific businesses.

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» Being part of our society

Page www.catie.org.uk/feel-good-factor/being-part-of-our-society.aspx
Learning
This page looks at rights and responsibilities, voting, schools councils and youth parliaments. It is designed to be used in citizenship lessons on legal and human rights, the role of Parliament and opportunities to influence change.

Extension work could involve researching a political, spiritual, moral, social or cultural issue in the news.

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» Business and environment

Page www.catie.org.uk/feel-good-factor/business-and-environment.aspx
Learning
This page contains information on the use of our natural resources. It looks at the impact that big businesses and fair trade have on the environment and the global economy. The activities can be used to support work on rights and responsibilities, playing a part in society and looking at opportunities for change.

Extension work could involve developing an investigation into aspects of globalisation and the advantages and disadvantages of fair trade goods.

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» Being safe

Page www.catie.org.uk/feel-good-factor/being-safe.aspx
Learning
This page contains information on health and safety, laws that are designed to protect consumers and the public, and testing and development of new products.

Extension work could be to research how health and safety laws and other legislation have been changed, e.g., banning smoking in public places, forcing people to wear seat belts, controlling music, file-sharing sites on the Internet.

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» Your views are important

Page www.catie.org.uk/feel-good-factor/your-views-are-important.aspx
Learning
This page gives the views, attitudes, and worries of teenagers gathered from a survey. It looks at how work, friendships, relationships, appearance and drugs are all common concerns of this age group.

Extension work could be to carry out a similar survey in your school and present findings for discussion.

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Possible school projects

  • Community enhancement projects, where students create a plan to improve an environment, campaign about litter or rubbish or raise recycling awareness
  • Involvement in local government, where students campaign about specific local issues, for youth facilities or take action relating to local planning or development issues
  • Global awareness, where students become involved with an aid agency such as Oxfam, arrange a theme day or twin with other schools in other countries
  • Human rights, where students become involved with an organised group such as Amnesty International and investigate specific human rights cases or organise a campaign of protest
  • Democratic involvement, where students set up a school council, form, or take part in a Youth Parliament or organise a petition/letter- writing campaign
  • Animal Rights, where students investigate testing on animals and the work of groups such as the RSPCA, FRAME (Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments) or Compassion In World Farming.

Information


The resources have been developed by educational specialists, with funding from the CTPA.