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Prejudice Lesson Plan 3 - Challenging Prejudice and Discrimination

Students are introduced to ways of dealing with prejudice.
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Connect the Learning

Teacher Input - “In the last 2 lessons we examined the term prejudice and why it is a bad thing. In this lesson we will be looking at how prejudice can and should be challenged.”

Ask the group to recall three things they learnt in last weeks lesson. Link prejudice and discrimination to any recent news or current affairs items in the newspapers or online. Be prepared with a news item if no-one replies.

The Big Picture

Teacher input - 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.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.5 Diversity

b. Understanding that all forms of prejudice and discrimination must be challenged at every level in our lives.


Activity 1: Teacher input

Introduce the students to the idea of challenging prejudices. What would they do to challenge prejudice now?

Explain that in this lesson they will be recreating situations where prejudice and discrimination occur.

Give every student a playing card. This signifies whether they will be Diamonds, Hearts, Clubs or Spades.

Then ask them to get into groups of 5 or 6. Each group should be made up of at least one Diamond, Heart, Club or Spade. It doesn’t matter if there is more than one suite in each group.