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Non-Violent Action: A Force for Change

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 Non-violent Action: A Force for Change is a series of lesson plans across different curriculum areas for students aged 8-13 which use Philosophy for Children (P4C) to:

  • Provide inspiring case studies of groups of people locally and from around the world, past and present, involved in non-violent social change at a variety of levels and for a variety of causes.
  • Offer pupils ways to think critically about gender issues and enable them to understand that masculinity can be expressed in non-violent ways.
  • Engage pupils with local and global issues so that they feel motivated to work for change.
  • Help pupils to decide on actions with a local or global impact and give them the tools to carry them out.

This resource was funded by Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and developed and trialled by primary and secondary teachers over two years.

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Compassionate Values, Equality, Globalisation and Interdependence, Media, Internet and Technology, Peace, Conflict and Justice, Politics and Government, Social Justice

Age Ranges

KS2: ages 7-11, KS3: ages 11-14, KS4: ages 14-16


Art and design, Citizenship, Drama, English / literacy, Geography, History, Philosophy / P4C / Critical thinking, Politics, PSHE / PSE / PSED, RE / RS, Assembly, Spiritual, moral, social, cultural (SMSC)

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