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.

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Subject
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Content
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
Matching LGBT+ artists
Art and Design
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
How has technology supported a diverse society?
Computing / IT
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
‘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
In a heartbeat
English
Food and drink brands who celebrate diversity
Food Technology
Preparing for a diversity bake sale
Food Technology
■ learn how to bake a cupcake/fairy cake ■ learn basic cake decoration techniques
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
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
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
The story of Jack Bee Garland
History
Diversity coinages in the modern world
MFL
Gender neutrality in gendered languages
MFL
■ revise and develop understanding of grammatical gender in language ■ consider the ways in which language changes and develops
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
Diverse families
Maths
■ find out about different families and practice graph making skills.
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
Growing up LGBT+ today
PSHE
■ gain insight into the experience of growing up as an LGBT+ person today ■ think about how I can demonstrate acceptance in my own life ■ for young LGBT+ people, to see there are others who may be experiencing the same things, and see positive role models
Being yourself
PSHE
■ understand who Anne Lister was and why she was unusual in Victorian Britain ■ understand why she had to write in code ■ understand how views towards lesbians have changed
LGBT+ 101
PSHE
■ understand why LGBT+ equality matters ■ learn basic LGBT+ terminology and issues ■ feel empowered to act in support of LGBT+ equality
LGBT+ stories from young people
PSHE
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
Combating HBT bullying
PSHE
■ understand what homophobia is ■ feel able to speak up ■ when something is wrong
The progress flag
Product Design
Design challenge - diversity at our school
Product Design
■ understand the design principles which go into making a great logo ■ make a collaborative contribution to School Diversity Week
Being an LGBT+ person of faith
Religious Studies
Growing up as an LGBT+ person of faith
Religious Studies
■ gain insight into the experience of growing up as an LGBT+ person of faith ■ understand changing attitudes in the past fifty years ■ think about how I can demonstrate acceptance in my own life
Diversity in science
Science
■ learn about key LGBT+ individuals in the world of STEM ■ understand what LGBT+ diversity means ■ understand how science is used as a social good
20th and 21st century LGBT+ Brits in STEM
Science

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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

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Matching LGBT+ artists

Art and Design

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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

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How has technology supported a diverse society?

Computing / IT

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Performing LGBT+ poetry

Drama

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

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green_tick
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LGBT+ identity through poetry

Drama

green_tick
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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

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‘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’

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The power of words

English

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In a heartbeat

English

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Food and drink brands who celebrate diversity

Food Technology

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Preparing for a diversity bake sale

Food Technology

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

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green_tick
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LGBT+ diversity in the UK

Geography

green_tick
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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

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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

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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

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The story of Jack Bee Garland

History

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Diversity coinages in the modern world

MFL

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Gender neutrality in gendered languages

MFL

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

green_tick
green_tick
green_tick
green_tick

Diverse families

Maths

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

green_tick
green_tick
green_tick
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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

green_tick
green_tick
green_tick
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Quick LGBT+ mental arithmetic

Maths

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Diverse families

Maths

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

green_tick
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Your thoughts on an LGBT+ pop song

Music

green_tick
green_tick
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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

green_tick
green_tick
green_tick
green_tick

Diversity and inclusion in sport

PE

green_tick
green_tick
green_tick
green_tick

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

green_tick
green_tick
green_tick
green_tick

Growing up LGBT+ today

PSHE

■ gain insight into the experience of growing up as an LGBT+ person today
■ think about how I can demonstrate acceptance in my own life
■ for young LGBT+ people, to see there are others who may be experiencing the same things, and see positive role models

green_tick
green_tick
green_tick
green_tick

Being yourself

PSHE

■ understand who Anne Lister was and why she was unusual in Victorian Britain
■ understand why she had to write in code
■ understand how views towards lesbians have changed

green_tick
green_tick
green_tick
green_tick

LGBT+ 101

PSHE

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

green_tick
green_tick
green_tick
green_tick

LGBT+ stories from young people

PSHE

green_tick
green_tick
green_tick
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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

green_tick
green_tick
green_tick
green_tick

Combating HBT bullying

PSHE

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

green_tick
green_tick
green_tick
green_tick

The progress flag

Product Design

green_tick
green_tick
green_tick
green_tick

Design challenge - diversity at our school

Product Design

■ understand the design principles which go into making a great logo
■ make a collaborative contribution to School Diversity Week

green_tick
green_tick
green_tick
green_tick

Being an LGBT+ person of faith

Religious Studies

green_tick
green_tick
green_tick
green_tick

Growing up as an LGBT+ person of faith

Religious Studies

■ gain insight into the experience of growing up as an LGBT+ person of faith
■ understand changing attitudes in the past fifty years
■ think about how I can demonstrate acceptance in my own life

green_tick
green_tick
green_tick
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Diversity in science

Science

■ learn about key LGBT+ individuals in the world of STEM
■ understand what LGBT+ diversity means
■ understand how science is used as a social good

green_tick
green_tick
green_tick
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20th and 21st century LGBT+ Brits in STEM

Science

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