Lesson plan ideas

Lesson 1 - Actions and consequences

Learn that actions have consequences by observing positive and negative scenarios in the lesson videos. Explore choices and action that can be taken to try and make things better.

Lesson 2 - Developing empathy

Develop empathy and consider the impact of our actions on other people’s feelings through script work or hot seating.

Lesson 3 - Identity and characteristics

Explore the different sides to identity through a fun Guess Who game and an activity that identifies the shared and unique characteristics of the class.

Lesson 4 - Diversity and multiculturalism

Explore the history and benefits of the UK’s diversity before celebrating difference by creating a pop group for Diversity Factor.

Lesson 5 - Prejudice and stereotypes

Explore prejudice and stereotypes through a fun thinking skills activity, before creating stereotypical images of boys and girls, and/or teenagers. Challenge negative stereotypes through role-play and identify prejudice in the news.

Lesson 6 - Discrimination

Explore and define different types of discrimination before analysing examples of discrimination in the lesson videos or working as TV reporters presenting discrimination cases to the class.

Lesson 7 - Equality Act 2010

Compare inequalities of the past to society today, discuss what equality means through a speed discussion activity and become equality experts by taking part in a class quiz about the Equality Act 2010.

Lesson 8 - What are human rights?

Through an interactive marketplace activity, discover that human rights belong to everybody and that every human right is needed for human beings to live and grow.

Lesson 9 - How do human rights work?

Analyse real-life legal case studies to discover that human rights laws operate at different levels and to learn what action individuals can take to make sure human rights are protected.

Lesson 10 - Balancing human rights

Learn that some human rights can be limited and restricted by analysing a real-life legal case. Work in the role of Head Teacher deciding if human rights should be limited or not.

Lesson 11 - Influencing attitudes

Explore how our attitudes and opinions are influenced, and review news headlines and articles to discover how the media can sensationalise facts and also get information wrong.

Lesson 12 - Taking action

Promote and help to protect equality and human rights for everyone by creating a visual display of talking heads in school or pledging to take some form of action that will create a positive difference to the community.

Last Updated: 04 Sep 2015