GCSE history topics: Free LGBT+ lesson plans
Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people’s charity, has released two free KS4 history lesson plans covering a range of GCSE history topics which explore challenges and milestones to LGBT+ equality.
The free, ready-to-go resources include a KS4 lesson plan on “the Glamour Boys” – a group of gay and bisexual MPs who led the calls to end appeasement prior to World War Two, as covered in Chris Bryant’s book of the same name.
A further KS4 lesson explores key LGBT+ legislative moments throughout history in Britain – both setbacks and progressive changes – and changing societal attitudes.
How to download these KS4 lesson plans, which explore a variety of GCSE history topics:
If you are a staff member at a UK primary school, secondary school or sixth form college, you can access Just Like Us’ free resources by following the below steps.
- Sign up for School Diversity Week (make sure you tick ‘School Diversity Week’).
- Afterwards, you’ll receive an email granting you access to the resources.
- Then, browse and download resources in our portal.
What is School Diversity Week?
Every June, Just Like Us runs School Diversity Week: a celebration of LGBT+ equality in primary and secondary schools across the UK.
As part of this, Just Like Us has created more than 50 free, LGBT+ inclusive resources for use in schools. These include lesson plans, worksheets, assembly ideas, story time discussions, and presentations. Plus, there is a Rainbow Friday non-uniform day that fundraises for Just Like Us.
Each year, thousands of UK primary and secondary schools take part in School Diversity Week, gaining free access to a host of LGBT+ inclusive lessons – from the life of Alan Turing to the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy.
Why celebrate School Diversity Week?
Sign up for School Diversity Week to access our wide-ranging and free LGBT+ inclusive resources. You’ll be joining thousands of schools across the UK in celebrating.