The Staff Room

Welcome to the staff room. This is a place for teachers to find information as well as share ideas and comments about the Youth Amplified resources. Be sure to check out the lesson plans and the teacher guide. They are packed full of activities relating to each key capacity, offer guidance on assessment and suggestions on how best to use this website in your classroom.


Teachers’ Guide to the Youth Amplified Resources


The guide, which can be accessed below, is designed to support teachers and youth workers.


It should be used in conjunction with the resources on this website which include animations on each of six key civic capacities and the personal stories of the young people which illustrate them. All can accessed on the right hand side of this page.


All the research and practice on which it is based have been derived from working with young people who were encouraged to define and articulate all of the themes it features. The content on the website is in their words and the activities set out in the guidebook were all tested with groups of 11 to 18 year-olds; only the ones they found useful are included here.


Lesson Plans


On the CD Rom, you’ll find presentations and classroom-based activities for each of the six civic capacities on which Youth Amplified focuses. The Booklet provides guidance on how to plan lessons using these resources.


Ideas and Feedback

“Hi everyone, this space is designed especially for facilitators. Because of your extensive experience and knowledge we decided to create an area where you can share that expertise and learn valuable tips from one another. You may have used the stories in a particularly effective way, know some fantastic activities that aren’t included in the guide, have a really useful website link or have tales of how particular elements of Youth Amplified were received by young people; and this is the very place to share all of that invaluable knowledge! If you’re not already registered, sign up for free to join the conversation.”

For those registered, below is an open wall, please share your general thoughts about Youth Amplified. Or use the links on the right to share your ideas and/or experiences on using a specific part of the tool.



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kdarlington says:
15th May 2013 at 11:09 am

I can’t find the starter worksheet for lesson 2 on ‘projection’.

Shaun Townsend

Shaun Townsend says:
18th Jun 2012 at 09:40 am

Cracking little site. Can’t wait to use it with pupils in the future. I will let you know how it goes, things that could be tweaked and stuff I’ve developed. Keep it up.

Stephen Fairbrass

Stephen Fairbrass says:
21st May 2012 at 04:32 pm

Great resource, congratulations to all the team. I shall be using it with my trainee Citizenship teachers next year.

Fresh_Team says:
17th May 2012 at 11:17 am

Fantastic site, can’t wait to bring the tools into use when working with our young people! The real accessibility of information makes it an invaluable asset.

Altwood_CofE says:
15th May 2012 at 06:29 am

I’m finding this resource excellent for promoting cross-curricular literacy development through speaking and listening activities. What I particularly like about the site is that it engages teacher and student together.

Toot_Hill says:
30th Apr 2012 at 03:01 pm

Really impressed by all of the resources. I found the challenge videos great for getting my class to recognise speaking situations they’d been in.

Britannia_Village says:
30th Apr 2012 at 10:23 am

The animations worked great for my year9′s as an introduction to speaking and to start widening their vocabulary on this topic. I actually used them as starter activities at the start of the day over 6 different days. I then had a two hour session and looked at the challenge stories which seemed a good order to do it in.

Toot_Hill says:
30th Apr 2012 at 08:57 am

Hi all, Such a hard area to teach but i’m finding this resource really useful. I started introducing my pupils to one civic capacity per day. Before doing a 3 hour session on the stories of which they could then apply their new vocabulary.