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KS4 geography and World Bank: LGBT+ free lesson plans

by Just Like Us
September 2022

A photo of KS4 geography resources

Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people’s charity, has released two free KS4 geography lesson plans, including one which explores how geography is relevant to LGBT+ identities.

The free, ready-to-go resources includes a lesson on how geography can impact the LGBT+ community. It includes video content and a specific case study on Brighton, often described as the UK’s LGBT+ capital.

This lesson plan aims to give pupils an understanding of the difference between rural and urban spaces in regard to LGBT+ people, and to highlight the importance of LGBT+ spaces.

KS4 geography: World Bank

A second KS4 geography lesson examines LGBT+ rights and the World Bank. The aim of this lesson is to show pupils the ways in which this international organisation has tried to support LGBT+ people across the world. The resource also includes a quiz and a group task.

How to download these KS4 geography lesson plans:

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:

  1. Sign up for School Diversity Week (make sure you tick ‘School Diversity Week’).
  2. You’ll then receive an email granting you access to the resources.
  3. Then, browse and download resources in our portal.

What is School Diversity Week?

Every June, Just Like Us runs School Diversity Week. The event is 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, fundraising for Just Like Us.

Each year, thousands of UK primary and secondary schools take part in School Diversity Week. Signing up means you will get free access to LGBT+ inclusive resources on all key stages and key subjects.

Why celebrate School Diversity Week?

Independent research has found a link between positive messaging about being LGBT+ in schools to pupils have better mental health. This is regardless of whether the pupils are LGBT+ or not.

By signing up for School Diversity Week, you’ll gain access to our free LGBT+ inclusive resources. You’ll be joining thousands of other schools celebrating across the UK.

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