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Welcome to Citizenship Today, CEWC-Cymru’s online membership system.

This section provides general information and sample activities only.
Click here for the members' area.

Citizenship Today provides a range of citizenship teaching materials, complementing PSE, Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC) and other areas of the curriculum.

The majority of activities are divided into 8 modules of work, as follows:

Key Stages 1 & 2

Key Stages 3 & 4

1. People and Their Communities

2. Our Rights

3. Different People

4. Having a Say

1. Rights and Responsibilities

2. Diversity

3. Democracy

4. Active Participation

A module can be delivered as a series of lessons during a term, or individual lesson plans can be used in isolation. For schools with shorter PSE lessons, each module also provides 3 or 4 shorter activities which take around 20 minutes. These cover the same major themes as the longer activities.

Each activity is linked to PSE Framework for Wales, with the areas covered clearly marked on the lesson plan. lesson plans also feature links to other CEWC-Cymru work, as well as external websites which can be helpful for lesson preparations or extension activities. (Please note that activities are currently linked to the old Personal and Social Education Framework - pre 2008 - but we are working to update the links.)

Where worksheets or information sheets are required, these are easily accessible from the lesson plan.

As well as the main section of online lesson plans, Citizenship Today includes two full teaching packs:

  • Skills for Democracy (a resource which helps 13-16 year olds participate more effectively in democracy)
  • Thinking Citizens (a Key Stage 2 pack that uses Philosophy for Children to enhance the teaching of PSE)

A username and password is provided free of charge with CEWC-Cymru’s main membership scheme. Alternatively, you can register for Citizenship Today only for a one-off charge of £30.

We are also happy to consider our colleagues’ ideas for inclusion: if you have any inspirational lessons you would like to share, please send them as Word documents to