Sexual orientation and gender identity workshop

Secondary

Explore the themes of gender identity and sexual orientation with this lesson plan, PowerPoint and worksheet.

This resource includes a PowerPoint, lesson plan for teachers and resources to run a classroom activity.

After taking part in this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain the impact of gender identity and sexual orientation stereotypes and how the law protects people from discrimination
  • describe what happened at the Stonewall Riots and how they have impacted LGBT+ people’s lives today
  • explain how The Equality Act (2010) protects people from discrimination
  • suggest ways we can help stop people being bullied for being different and ways to get support.

Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • young people aged 11 to 14

Curriculum links

England - RSHE

Respectful relationships, including friendships

By the end of secondary school pupils should know:

· how stereotypes, in particular stereotypes based on sex, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability, can cause damage (e.g. how they might normalise non-consensual behaviour or encourage prejudice)

Northern Ireland – Learning for Life and Work

Diversity & Inclusion

KS3 pupils should have opportunity to:

· Investigate factors that influence individual and group identity

· Investigate ways in which individuals and groups express their identity

Scotland – Health and Wellbeing

Social wellbeing

· As I explore the rights to which I and others are entitled, I am able to exercise these rights appropriately and accept the responsibilities that go with them. I show respect for the rights of others.

· I recognise that each individual has a unique blend of abilities and needs. I contribute to making my school community one which values individuals equally and is a welcoming place for all.

Wales - Health and Wellbeing

How we engage with social influences shapes who we are and affects our lives and wellbeing

Progression step 3: I have an understanding of the rules, norms and behaviours of different groups and situations, and I recognise that these have an influence on me.

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