What makes an effective campaigning organisation?

This education pack is designed to be used as part of an off-timetable day, but could equally be spread across a month of form periods. It is cross-curricular, with a primary focus on citizenship, but a strong secondary focus on history, and tertiary focuses on English, art, design and technology, and potentially other subject areas.

The pack is designed with five one-hour lessons in mind:

Introduction PDF download

Lesson 1: When is it appropriate to campaign on issues that mainly affect people in other countries? PDF download

Lesson 2: Why was the British Anti-Apartheid Movement set up and how did it campaign? PDF download

Lesson 3: What core themes and messages should our own pressure group promote? PDF download

Lesson 4: What are the most effective ways of spreading our message?  PDF download

Lesson 5: What do effective pressure groups have in common? PDF download

This is a work in progress – if you teach at a school which would like to trial the pack, please contact