Curriculum lessons and activities 

Note: Key Stage suggestions in green       reflect who the session has been designed for, and those in black  indicate who the session can be easily adapted for.

KS1

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KS3

 

Topics and aims

KS4

 

Matching LGBT+ artists

Art and Design

LGBT+ identity in art

Art and Design

■ consider the concept of identity in relation to being LGBT+
■ discuss the costume, pose, gesture, expression, and mood in these images, and the artist’s stylistic choices
■ consider how artists represent individual and collective identity in portraits

How has technology supported a diverse society?

Computing / IT

Diversity in the world of computing

Computing / IT

■ learn about key LGBT+ individuals in the world of computing
■ understand what LGBT+ diversity means, and what this looks like in the workplace

Performing LGBT+ poetry

Drama

■ gain insight to a range of LGBT+ identities and how these are expressed through poetry
■ develop performance skills

LGBT+ identity through poetry

Drama

The power of words

English

■ consider what makes language more or less powerful in context
■ make considered vocabulary choices in creating a poem celebrating diversity

In a heartbeat

English

‘Hour’ by Carol Ann Duffy

English

■ explore the theme of love in Carol Ann Duffy’s poem ‘Hour’
■ explore the idea of gender in the poem ‘Hour’

The power of words

English

Preparing for a diversity bake sale

Food Technology

■ learn how to bake a cupcake/fairy cake
■ learn basic cake decoration techniques

Food and drink brands who celebrate diversity

Food Technology

LGBT+ diversity in the UK

Geography

Migration and being LGBT+

Geography

■ understand the different types of migration
■ understand why people move countries or areas: push and pull factors
■ gain insight into the specific experiences of LGBT+ migrants

The story of Jack Bee Garland

History

How have attitudes changed in the UK?

History

■ understand how attitudes in the UK have changed towards LGBT+ people over time, and which factors have driven this change

Standing up against fascism - the spirit of “the Glamour Boys”

History

■ discover who the men named “the Glamour Boys” were and what they did
■ reflect on how their actions are relevant to the world today

Gender neutrality in gendered languages

MFL

■ revise and develop understanding of grammatical gender in language
■ consider the ways in which language changes and develops

Diversity coinages in the modern world

MFL

Diverse families

Maths

■ find out about different families and practice graph making skills.

Diverse families

Maths

■ find out about different families and practice graph making skills.

Visualising and interpreting data

Maths

■ discover relevant and up to date information about the LGBT+ community
■ develop skills in researching data and representing this data in a suitable chart
■ learn how data representation can be used as an effective tool to communicate findings

Quick LGBT+ mental arithmetic

Maths

Your thoughts on an LGBT+ pop song

Music

Write the next diversity anthem

Music

■ understand how a four-chord pop song is composed, considering harmony, melody, rhythm and themes
■ celebrate diversity in your school community

Diversity and inclusion in sport

PE

Trust building and being a good ally

PE

■ encourage pupils to think about trust and cooperation in PE, and in the context of supporting their LGBT+ peers

Combating HBT bullying

PSHE

■ understand what homophobia is
■ feel able to speak up
■ when something is wrong

Thinking about gender

PSHE

■ recognise when people are judging others
■ break down stereotypes about what it means to be a boy or a girl
■ gain insight into how it feels for your identity not to be respected

LGBT+ 101

PSHE

■ understand why LGBT+ equality matters
■ learn basic LGBT+ terminology and issues
■ feel empowered to act in support of LGBT+ equality