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Diversity Lesson Plan 1 - What is Diversity?

Introduce students to the topic of diversity. In this diversity lesson for key stage 3, students begin to explore their understanding of diversity. Appreciating that there are differences and similarities in our communities is explored through class discussion, student worksheet and group work. This teaching resources is one of a series of diversity lesson plans
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Connect the Learning

Teacher Input - Ask the group to think of any previous lessons they may have done in Citizenship or PSHE that discussed prejudice, diversity or respect. Can they think of any texts they have covered in English literature that are about these topics?

The Big Picture

Teacher input - We live in a multicultural society, and one that has been multicultural for many years. Young people can benefit from learning about diversity, tolerance and multiculturalism.

The curriculum aims for the PSHE: Personal Wellbeing programme of study include young people becoming “responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.” The requirement is for the issues of diversity and prejudice to be tackled at KS3.

The relevant Every Child Matters outcome is “make a positive contribution”.

The Learning Outcomes

From the key stage 3 PSHE: Personal Wellbeing programme of study; 1.5 Diversity

a) Appreciating that, in our communities, there are similarities as well as differences between people of different race, religion, culture, ability or disability, gender, age or sexual orientation.