difference

The same but different

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This assembly plan and lesson resources were created as part of the Mentally Healthy Schools World Mental Health Day 2020 resources, but can be used any time for work on diversity and difference. There are lesson plans for three different primary age groups.

Secondary back to school resources

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From Place2Be we have a series of assembly and lesson resources focusing on community recovery and helping you to bring your school back together. The resources are split into four themes (self-efficacy, hope, gratitude and connectedness), with each drawing upon some of the factors that underpin emotional wellbeing and resilience.

Then there is a  five-step exercise on identity and belonging helps secondary students appreciate differences—in themselves and in their peers. It was developed by Shana White- thank you, Shana

Educating children to be global citizens

It feels like never before have we so much needed to educate our children to be global citizens. There are fabulous lesson plans and PowerPoints here   http://www.sealgd.org.uk/ for both primary and secondary, all linked to SEAL learning outcomes and themes.

Don’t forget this wonderful and moving film, either- should be shown to every child and adult in the world https://vimeo.com/193125533?ref=em-v-share

No outsiders at Parkfield Community School

Andrew Moffat, Assistant Head Teacher at Parkfield primary in Birmingham, believes that schools should be delivering a curriculum that enables children to understand the benefits that exist in a society where diversity and difference are celebrated.

Tackling hate speech

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Ideas on helping older primary and secondary pupiils to understand why we sometimes use hate speech-speech which attacks a person or group on the basis of attributes such as race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or gender.

Blue eyes brown eyes

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This powerful activity for KS1 and 2 helps children think about prejudice, stereotyping and difference . It needs to be handled with care.This version of the activity was created by Hull Museums Education Service.

Odd Dog template

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Use this after reading the picture book Odd Dog , when working on valuing differences

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We're all wonders resource pack for work on valuing differences

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A pack of teaching resources to support work on the book by R.J. Palacio - Wonder, adapted for younger readers as We’re All Wonders. Recently turned into a film starring Julia Roberts, it tells the story of a boy called Auggie with a facial abnormality who struggles to make friends. The simpler version confine itself to how people stare at him and say unkind things behind his back, and how that makes him feel. In the more complex original, his parents have to shield him from this by educating him at home, but now he is about to start school and dreading it.

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