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Values for Citizenship: Equal Opportunities

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS3 KS4

Resources for KS3 and KS4 that offer practical support for your school's policy on equal opportunities. Activities meet OFSTED's requirement to address the quality of relationships including racial harmony and respect for other people's feelings, values and beliefs. Covers the impact of race, disability and gender. Resources are suitable for use at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 across a broad range of abilities

Lesson plans and worksheets cover: Prejudice; Culture; Gay and Straight; Blue for a Boy; Citizenship values; Who's British?; Human Rights.

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Size: 67 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 128 3
Code: VCEO
Popularity rank: 34

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Contents List


  • 1 PREJUDICE Students look at the nature of prejudice, and their own prejudices.
  • 3 STEREOTYPES Students consider how far they stereotype others, and how far they are seen as stereotypes themselves.
  • 5 DISCRIMINATION Students look at the relationship between prejudice and discrimination, and in particular the fact that discrimination always involves the exercise of power.
  • 7 RACE This lesson plan has students consider the limited usefulness of racial distinctions.
  • 9 CULTURE Students consider the factors that combine to make up cultures and sub-cultures, so that they can understand that no single culture is 'the best', and so that they can appreciate cultural diversity.
  • 11 ETHNIC DIFFERENCES Students explore ethnicity, to show that it is a more useful concept than race, and to introduce some of the issues of ethnicity - notably absorption versus separateness.
  • 13 WHO'S BEING RACIST? Students consider the formula for racism - 'prejudice + power + action = racism'.
  • 15 BLUE FOR A BOY This worksheet has students explore differences between sex (biological) and gender (socialised).
  • 17 GAY AND STRAIGHT Students debate on a range of widely held attitudes to homosexuality, and on what lies behind them. An essential lesson for addressing homophobic bullying.
  • 19 SEXISM Students discuss the nature of sexism, and how it is perpetuated.
  • 21 DISABILITY Students consider how difficult it is to define disability, and in so doing show that there is no absolute distinction between 'able-bodied' and 'disabled'.
  • 23 MENTAL ILLNESS Students learn that there is no absolute definition of mental illness, and that it may be a temporary condition, and consider the question of how the mentally ill should be treated.
  • 25 WHO'S BRITISH? Students learn that immigration into Britain is not a new phenomenon and represents no cultural threat, and that the majority of ethnic minority individuals have every reason to regard Britain as their home.
  • 27 FOR KING AND COUNTRY Students explore imaginatively the historical basis of white racism in colonialism and slavery.
  • 29 SAME-COLOUR RACISM This worksheet has students consider the fact that racism can occur between same-colour ethnic or religious groups, and discuss possible causes.
  • 31 GOD ON OUR SIDE Students look at how religion has played a part in ethnic conflict and persecution, and how this has come about, and how it might be overcome.
  • 33 MEDIA SEXISM This lesson plan has students consider sexism in the media.
  • 35 JOBS FOR THE BOYS Students consider the disparity between women's qualifications and their employment opportunities, and debate about the reasons for this.
  • 37 SEXISM IN THE HOME Students consider factors such as whether a young child needs its mother more than its father, and how this affects careers.
  • 39 LANGUAGE AND SEXISM Students consider the relationship between language and sexism.
  • 41 GENDER IN THE ARTS Students investigate the portrayal of gender in the arts.
  • 43 A SMALL STEP Students learn more about the difficulties faced by the disabled.
  • 45 MENTAL HEALTH Students consider how environmental and emotional factors contribute to mental health.
  • 47 DOES HE TAKE SUGAR? Students are encouraged to dispel any possible prejudice against the mentally ill, and to sympathetically consider how the mentally healthy can help the mentally ill in the community.
  • 49 AGEISM Students are encouraged to empathise with those who feel discriminated against on grounds of age, and look at the special strengths of age and youth respectively.
  • 51 WHITER THAN WHITE Students question the portrayal - or non-portrayal - of ethnic minorities in television advertisements.
  • 53 LAWS OR LESSONS? Students think about discrimination laws, and whether law or education is more effective in combating discrimination.
  • 55 HUMAN RIGHTS Students explore human rights and how these relate to discrimination.
  • 57 WHAT POLICY? Students think about why an equal opportunities policy is needed, what the issues are, and how a policy can be put into practice.
  • 59 CHALLENGING PREJUDICE Students consider how to challenge prejudice effectively by being assertive, rather than aggravating the situation by being aggressive.