Campaign! Make an Impact is an innovative British Library developed programme that uses history to inspire young people into active citizenship.
This cross-curricular programme uses historical campaigns to inspire and teach campaign skills, enabling children and young people to run their own campaigns about issues that affect them today. It’s based around a three step model which:
- uses historical campaigns along with museum, library and archive collections
- teaches young people creative campaigning skills
- lets young people choose what they would like to campaign for and enables them to run creative campaigns.
So far they have chosen topics such as bullying, somewhere to go after school, knife crime, the right to be heard, child abuse, school food and litter.
See list below for some of the participating museums, libraries and archives:
Hull Museum Education Service
The Campaign! Make an Impact model is extremely flexible and can be used for:
- a range of curriculum subjects at KS2-4 including History, Citizenship, ICT, English, Drama, Art
- Enterprise Education, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills, Every Child Matters, Extended Services, cross-curricular/enhanced curriculum days, SEAL, Working with the local community, School Councils, Working on whole school issues.
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