KS3 - Prejudice - 4 lessons

Recognising and challenging prejudice. Introduce case studies giving examples of prejudice and make pupils aware of how and where prejudice presents itself.

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Students study the reasons why prejudice is a negative thing in society.

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Students are introduced to the concept of prejudice and define it.

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Students are introduced to ways of dealing with prejudice.

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The final lesson in this module develops ideas from the previous lesson about challenging prejudice.

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Prejudice Activities for PSHE

As part of the Personal Well-being programme of study, it is important that students understand that all forms of prejudice and discrimination must be challenged at every level in our lives. In this module, we learn about the different kinds of prejudice and ways that it can be challenged.

Lesson 1 – What is Prejudice?

A series of student activities that consider the questions, what is prejudice, who might we be prejudiced against and what forms do prejudices take. A review of this lesson takes the form of a teacher led discussion.

Lesson 2 – Why is Prejudice and Discrimination Wrong?

A group exercise that looks at a series of case studies and allows students to present their thoughts the consequences of prejudice and discrimination for these people.

Lesson 3 – Challenging Prejudice and Discrimination

Using a range of different scenarios, students role-play the issues they may face and how their actions may affect others.

Lesson 4 – How Can We Challenge Prejudice

In the last session of this module, students must think of ways to eradicate the issues that have been identified in the previous lessons.

Vocational Qualifications

These prejudice lessons can be used to support learning outcomes for Preparation for Working Life - Relationships from AQA. These lessons are also suitable for use with Key Skills and Work Place Core Skills - Individual Rights and Responsibilities from City & Guilds; Skills Towards Enabling Progression "Step Up" - Rights and Responsibilities from NOCN; Citizenship Studies - Identity, Democracy and Justice from OCR.