A teacher in a classroom of pupils

Lesson plan ideas

  • Lesson 1 - Actions and consequences

    Using videos, students observe positive and negative behaviour in scenarios that are common to their lives, becoming aware that actions have consequences.

  • Lesson 2 - Developing empathy

    Students develop empathy through role-play activities. Working in groups, using scripts or hot seating, students start to appreciate the feelings of people involved in negative experiences.

  • Lesson 3 - Identity and characteristics

    Students use activities such as Guess Who to explore the different sides to identity. They learn that identities are complex and develop over time.

  • Lesson 4 - Diversity

    After learning where our diversity comes from and the benefits it brings to students' own lives, they then celebrate difference by creating a pop group for Diversity Factor.

  • Lesson 5 - Prejudice and stereotypes

    This lesson starts with a thinking skills activity which aims to reveal students own prejudicial and stereotypical views in order to introduce the concepts.

  • Lesson 6 - Discrimination

    Students are introduced to the concept of discrimination by the teacher treating some students unfairly when they enter the class.

  • 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.

  • Lesson 8 - What are human rights?

    Through an interactive marketplace activity, students discover that we never have to choose our human rights, they belong to everybody in the world and every human right is needed to live and grow.

  • Lesson 9 - How do human rights work?

    Students start with a simple human rights quiz before learning that human rights were created after the Second World War to stop the awful atrocities of the Holocaust ever happening again.

  • Lesson 10 - Balancing human rights

    To start to appreciate how people’s human rights can conflict and why they need to be limited, students review a legal case between Naomi Campbell and the Mirror.

  • Lesson 11 - Influencing attitudes

    During this lesson students start to think about how their attitudes and opinions are influenced. They learn how newspapers can sensationalise facts and also get information wrong.

  • Lesson 12 - Taking action

    Students brainstorm the benefits of human rights and equality to their own lives and their community.