Community Links

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This page provides links to an eclectic mix of thought-provoking and information-rich websites relevant to life-based learning.

Many of them are websites with teaching resources for immediate use in the classroom. Others were particularly helpful when putting together this website.

All of them demonstrate an interest in children being involved in life-based learning.

Please note that a link here is not an endorsement of the concept of life-based learning or of MAC.


Policy and guidance support for children learning about and experiencing community

An article about the importance of children connecting with others in the community (Australia)

https://raisingchildren.net.au/school-age/connecting-communicating/connecting/helping-your-child-connect-with-others

An article about connecting children to their cultures and communities (USA)

http://www.communityplaythings.com/resources/articles/2007/connecting-children-to-their-cultures-and-communities

An article on why connecting children to the outside world benefits everyone (Finland)

https://hundred.org/en/articles/connecting-children-to-the-outside-world-benefits-everyone-here-s-why

Examples of community action to tackle community problems

Bringing people together from all age groups

https://www.unitedforallages.com/

Show racism the red card: UK’s leading anti-racist educational charity

https://www.theredcard.org/ourstory

No place for race hate incidents in the workplace

https://archive.acas.org.uk/racehate

Ending social isolation

https://www.goodneighbours.org.uk/about-us

Community: Practical material to use in the classroom

An article on the benefits of creating a classroom community (USA)

https://www.naeyc.org/resources/blog/why-creating-classroom-community-so-important

Practical ideas for parents on how to develop a vibrant local community involving children (Australia)

http://www.kias.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/The-Importance-of-Developing-Community-for-Children.pdf

Free teaching resources under the heading Living in the Wider World (UK)

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/twinkl-life/pshce-twinkl-life/living-in-the-wider-world-pshe-and-citizenship-twinkl-life