TES teaching resources Diversity in the classroom
Secondary PSHE - Diversity in the resources
This collection of Secondary PSHE resources on the theme of ‘diversity in the classroom’ has been assembled by the TES Resource Team from materials and ideas shared by the teaching community on TES Connect. There are also useful links to topics relating to Citizenship. Resources include discussion topics such as racism, bullying, same-sex relationships and stereotypes. Materials also include powerpoints, lesson plans, images and much more, all available for free.
Diversity in the classroom collection
- The toolkit guides you through a variety of activities you can use to structure and encourage discussion in the classroom.
- Discuss issues of prejudice and judgement through an engaging group or pair exercise. Also containing useful links to Citizenship topics.
- Learn about and discuss common issues affecting communities and how best to integrate everyone involved.
- Recreate your own soap opera as a method of introducing the concepts of ethics, morality and religious issues.
- Racism is an unfortunate but common problem in the sporting world. Examine how it relates to football and discuss possible ways to overcome it.
- An engaging enquiry into the effects of discrimination in the classroom -what do pupils think?
- Lack of knowledge and understanding about different backgrounds are a common cause for conflict in the classroom. Encourage your class to think about these issues.
- Pupils may experience bullying as a result of their faith or religion -open the topic up to the class and investigate what can be done to combat the issue.
- Discuss diversity in the context of attitudes and behaviour, as well as background: this useful starter introduces the topic of peer pressure and friends.
- Help pupils consider and discuss their attitudes to same-sex relationships and support diverse relationships.
- An assembly resource which can also be used for classroom display, on the topic of diversity and being open minded towards people from different cultures, backgrounds or social groups.
- Encourage a lively classroom debate by discussing an increasingly common and serious issue. Get pupils thinking and assessing their attitudes.
- Simple starter activity to get pupils thinking about terms and vocabulary relating to diversity and difference.
- Discuss different ways of thinking about disability and overcoming the barriers faced by people with disabilities.
- Encourage a broader investigation into attitudes and knowledge about different countries and customs - how much do pupils know?