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Challenging Stereotypes: What is British?

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS3

Help your students examine the question, “What is British?” and discover what it means to be part of a multicultural society. Worksheets help Key Stage 3 students develop a lasting awareness of how influential other cultures are on British everyday life. Lesson plans also examine what Britain has given to the world in return. With a PSHE and Citizenship focus, these resources, suitable for KS3 students, may also be used to develop your Whole School Policy.

Topics include: Food and eating habits; Language; Religion; Pets; Music; Interior design; Inventions; Body decoration; Stress relief; Carnivals; Literature; Sport; New Year; Fashion; The number system; Paper; St George.

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Size: 62 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 390 4
Author(s): Eileen Osborne
Code: CSWI
Popularity rank: 79
Average Customer Review:  * * * * *  based on 15 reviews

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Contents List

LESSONS

  • 5 GENERAL GUIDELINES
  • 6 MANY CULTURES, MANY PEOPLE This worksheet helps students understand what it means to be part of a multi-cultural society.
  • 8 MOVING IN Resources to help students understand that throughout British history, people have settled here from other countries.
  • 10 FOOD FOR THOUGHT Students will understand the changes in food and eating habits due to the influence of other cultures.
  • 12 WORDS, WORDS AND MORE WORDS Students will gain an understanding of the mixed origins of the English language.
  • 14 GARDENS BY DESIGN Students will understand the background to Japanese Zen gardens.
  • 16 PETS R US This lesson plan helps students understand the place of origin of some common children's pets.
  • 18 MUSIC IN OUR LIVES Students will understand the influences that music in Britain has absorbed from other countries and cultures.
  • 20 HOME IMPROVEMENTS Students will understand the contribution other cultures and countries have made to the way we decorate our homes.
  • 22 INVENTIONS AND INVENTORS This worksheet helps students understand that many items they use on a daily basis have been invented by people from countries throughout the world.
  • 24 LOOKING GOOD Students will understand the origins and application of henna tattoos (mehndi).
  • 26 DE-STRESSING Students will understand one technique used for stress relief that comes from outside Britain.
  • 28 NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL Students will understand the origins of the Notting Hill Carnival.
  • 30 VEGETABLES ON THE TABLE Students will understand the diverse origins and nature of the vegetables we eat in Britain - with special reference to the potato.
  • 32 THE SPICE TRADE This lesson plan helps students understand the origin of spices used in Britain today.
  • 34 TEA PARTY Students will understand the origins and history of one of Britain's most popular drinks - tea.
  • 36 COFFEE SHOPS Students will understand the history and effects of the 'coffee shop' on British life and culture.
  • 38 AL FRESCO Students will understand the changes in eating habits in Britain due to multi-cultural influences.
  • 40 THE WORLD OF FILM This worksheet helps students appreciate the range of locations used for filming and consider the benefits of 'world cinema'.
  • 42 A SPORTING CHANCE Students will understand how sport and games in Britain have been influenced by other cultures and peoples.
  • 44 CELEBRATING NEW YEAR Students will understand the festival of the Chinese New Year, as celebrated in Britain today.
  • 46 FASHION TO THE FORE Students will understand the many 'foreign' influences on British fashion, both now and in the past.
  • 48 A FAITH FOR LIFE Students will understand the attraction of Eastern religions, such as Buddhism and Islam, for people in Britain.
  • 50 PAPER TRAILS Students will understand how a basic material - paper - was invented and how the use of it may progress.
  • 52 FRUIT IN FOCUS Students will understand that the fruits we eat in Britain today are not all 'British', but come from various parts of the world.
  • 54 SAINT GEORGE This lesson plan helps students understand the story of Saint George, patron saint of England.
  • 56 MOVING OUT Students will understand that Britain 'gives' to the world at large, as well as 'taking' from other countries.
  • 58 IT ALL ADDS UP This lesson plan helps students to understand the contributions other countries and cultures have made to the number system used today in Britain.
  • 60 TO SUM UP Students will show an understanding of what has been learned through studying the lessons in this pack.
  • 62 APPENDIX 1 Questionnaire To be used with TO SUM UP (page 60).

Reviews

26/09/18

A very interesting one to be used with foreign students
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05/10/16

Name and school withheld.

Some good ideas, but I needed to change some of the content for my older students.
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18/01/16

worked well with my SEN students to introduce Cultures in Britain
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14/12/15

Name and school withheld.

The resorces you provide for schools is unremarkable. I work in a sppecial school so the resources are very helpful when differentiating for students Regards
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20/10/15

This has encouraged good class discussion among my P16 SEN students
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19/10/15

A really good resource to introduce the topic of Multiculturalism
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13/06/13

Name and school withheld.

Ideal for lessons on diversity.
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01/05/13

Some what interesting. Thankyou
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25/04/13

Name and school withheld.

I used the material as a jumping off point for teaching my SEN children and also for adult male prisoners, both of which groups can exhibit rather racist attitudes, often based on ignorance and lack of empathy.
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25/04/13

Really useful resource for PSHE lessons but also general tutorial times.
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25/04/13

Name and school withheld.

Haven't actually used it yet.
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25/04/13

Having downloaded the 'free sample', the material was ideal for my Foundation Learning Programme for elements of the Citizenship module that they are completing. It really made them think, and they became aware of what it means to be 'British' ... we used in on Tuesday 23rd April - St George's Day!
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23/04/13

Name and school withheld.

An ideal resource for Citizenship and PHSE lessons.
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19/03/13

Brilliant tool, used as a starter for our multi-cultural week at FE college across levels 1,2 and 3. Was able to adapt for the higher levels and then extend , but valuable as a discussion aid, thank you
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16/02/09

LYNN DAVISON

will use some of these ideas in my citizenship lessons
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