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Lesson 7 - Equality Act 2010


During this lesson, students will appreciate the importance of equality by comparing inequalities of the past to their lives today. They will produce a timeline of laws that have been introduced to tackle discrimination and will compete as equality champions in an Equality Act 2010 quiz. Finally, they create an argument that challenges a view that our country was better and fairer in the 'good old days'.

Download the teacher notes for the full lesson plan and guidance on how to deliver the activities.

Learning objectives

  • Understand what equality means and why it is important.
  • Understand the Equality Act 2010 and how it can be applied in different cases.

Subject links

  • Citizenship
  • English
  • History
  • Art


Note: lesson timings are a suggestion only and will depend on your teaching style, student ability and length of discussion. You could choose to run some lessons across a double period.

Last updated: 29 Jan 2019