This 48 page document has been developed with the support of The Chiltern Learning Trust for use in schools to support the teaching of the concept of citizenship. It uses information about the Luton Peace Day Riot to think about the concept of citizenship today and the lessons to be learnt from previous generations of Lutonians.
Part of the Key Stage 2 curriculum for school children aged 10 and 11 years old is to learn about citizenship. Many of the themes around in 1919 are equally valid today. Themes such as democracy, participation and protest. The learning materials will help all schools link the theme of citizenship with events around the riots in a positive and fun way. They will help school students be more aware of the history of their town.