Resources for teachers and learners – including lesson plans

This video shows Upper Tribunal Judge John Keith giving a presentation to secondary schools. In it he talked the students through what makes a judge, how to have a career in law and more.

In this video District Judge David Robinson, who sits in the County and Family Court at Teesside, has put together the following interactive presentation for primary schools to give pupils a better idea of how the rule of law works.

Judges talking about their work:

Young Citizens

Young Citizens is an initiative of the Citizenship Foundation and are the UK’s leader in the field for public legal education for young people. There is a range of teaching materials under ‘Education’ once you enter their site.

The National Justice Museum

The National Justice Museum provide inspirational curriculum linked educational visits including programmes at the Royal Courts of Justice, The Rolls Building and Barkingside Magistrates’ Court. Their theatre for law programme includes a Q&A with a judge.

The Bingham Centre

The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law was named after Tom Bingham d 2010 (The Rt Hon Lord Bingham of Cornhill KG) who promoted the maintenance, development and promotion of the rule of law. Lord Bingham was a former Master of the Rolls, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales and Senior Law Lord of the United Kingdom. The charity seeks to provide an intellectual framework to define and implement the rule of law as a universal and practical concept; Highlight threats to the rule of law; produce high quality studies and training on rule of law issues, drawing on comparative examples and seeking practical outcomes; support capacity building and promotes a wider appreciation of the rule of law among governments, decision makers and the wider public, and Demonstrate how the rule of law upholds respect for human dignity and enhances economic development and political stability. They have resource packs available introducing the rule of law within the context of the citizenship curriculum and a range of resources available.

Funded by the Sybil Shine Memorial Trust, the Public and Youth Engagement programme aims to unite public legal education and active citizenship by developing young people’s legal capability through a series of workshops. These workshops are run by our trained volunteers, ‘session leaders’ who are themselves, early-career legal professionals. For more information, click the link below or contact Michelle Kamya, Impact Coordinator at

Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT)

ACT is the subject association for Citizenship representing teachers and others involved in Citizenship education. We were founded in 2001 by Professor, Sir Bernard Crick and set up as a registered charity. Their mission is to support the teaching of high quality Citizenship and to promote wider public understanding of the subject. They also promote research into the participation of young people in society. They have a range of materials available including high quality teaching materials such as their journal ‘Teaching Citizenship’.

Kids Law Podcast

‘Kids Law’ is hosted by 10-year-old Alma-Constance Denis-Smith, a schoolgirl with a passion for the law, with support from lawyer Lucinda Acland. In each episode the hosts talk to experts in the legal field about what children should know about the impact of law in their lives.

Other resources

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