Equality and Diversity
Equality and Diversity - Key Stage 3&4
A set of teaching resources inspired by Dr Martin Luther King Jr. has been created to help young people today think about the issues of racism, poverty and war.Aimed at students aged 7 – 16, the free pack contains lesson activities and ideas to help them explore the legacy of Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement.
It has been created by researchers at Newcastle University, working with colleagues at Northumbria University, staff and students at Archbishop Runcie C of E First School, Newcastle, Gosforth Central School, Newcastle, Ovingham First School, Northumberland and the Newcastle University-based Martin Luther King Peace Committee.
The materials include lesson plans, hand-outs, worksheets, music recordings and presentation slides for lessons covering a wide range of subjects including history, RE, geography, English, PSHE, music, drama, art and even chemistry. It also includes material for assemblies and ideas for themed weeks.
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Mental Health & Physical Disability - this resource comprises a mix of materials that aim to help tackle student prejudice/ misconceptions around mental health/ physical disability. Baseline data can be gathered from the questionnaire ‘I think that…’.The PowerPoint and Creature Comfort activities can be used to help students understand physical and mental health issues.
Coming Out - support for lesbian, gay & bisexual young people
Gender Identity Research & Education Society
A teaching resource for Secondary Science developed by Gender Matters and, Gender Identity Research & Education Society (GIRES)
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How primary schools are celebrating difference and tackling homophobia
Bi Visibility Day, also known as International Celebrate Bisexuality Day, has been marked each year since 1999 to highlight biphobia and to help people find the bisexual community. Every year on the 23rd of September, BVD celebrated bi people, while recognising the work still required to make biphobia a thing of the past. For a briefing based on data from Stonewall's health research into the health needs and experiences of bisexual people in Britain click here. Below we have series of posters highlighting Bi Visibility Champions, and some of the work they do:
Mermaid Trans* Inclusion Schools Toolkit - Supporting transgender and gender questioning children and young people in East Sussex schools and colleges.
18/10/17 TES - 'The best schools have an ethos that includes the head, teachers, governors, the children and parents At the very core of all successful schools – we're told – is the desire to continuously improve. Unfortunately, this drive for constant improvement can bring with it very major problems, especially when it's forced on schools by their many masters. Why have we forgotten that the only way a school can improve in a sustainable way is if all its teachers, leaders, staff, children, parents and governors are work together with a common goal?
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