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Samples of resources for teaching the rule of law for Citizenship

On this page you can view some samples of the student resources produced by the Bingham Centre for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.

Student worksheet samples

Crimes, civil wrongs and equality

Exercise of power -'Stop and Search'

Fair trial -'The Maverick Judge'

International law and the use of armed force

Audio slideshow samples

Caught up in a protest!

In this slideshow, students are asked to think about the situation of being inadvertently caught up in a protest and being arrested, and to consider what they would need in order for justice to be done.

Anglonia and the rights of the child

In this slideshow, students follow the plight of Maria in a fictional country called Anglonia, and consider which of her human rights have been violated under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Magna Carta

The Bingham Centre produced a textbook for the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. It is intended for use in Citizenship classes for Key Stages 3 and 4. It provides a historical context for rule of law principles, tracing their origins back to the 1215 document. It highlights the relevance of those principles that endure even today in our modern justice system.

This resource can be used as either a standalone lesson without any other resources or an additional component to the Bingham Centre's resources for a six-lesson Key Stage 3 citizenship course on the justice system. Visit the dedicated site page here and download the free resources here!

Expert video samples

Lord Pannick QC explains the concept of equality and how it relates to the rule of law

Lord Justice Kay discusses the role of judges