Topical teaching resources February

February may not be the warmest month or traditionally the most cheerful, but it does have half-term and some inspired events to engage pupils and keep you going. From promoting tolerance and tackling prejudice towards gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people to internet safety, Charles Darwin’s birthday, St Valentine’s Day and Fairtrade Fortnight, February is packed with inspiration and ideas.

Topical teaching resources for February

Keep your teaching fabulous this February with our best topical resources. Try these free teaching resources on a number of February topics, including National Storytelling Week, Safer Internet Day and LGBT Month.

Safer Internet Day (9) Provide an opportunity for students to think about how they can use the internet and other online technologies in a safe and responsible way, exploring issues such as cyberbullying and data protection.

LGBT History Month Tackle the prejudices faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people with resources on challenging homophobic bullying, celebrating diversity and supporting students of all genders and sexualities.

Darwin Day (12) Celebrate the life and works of Charles Darwin by exploring his work in the Galápagos Islands, his theory of evolution by means of natural selection and his further contributions to the field of biological sciences.

Chinese New Year (8) The Chinese calendar is represented by one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. Celebrate the Year of the Monkey with these teaching resources and activities.

St Valentine's Day (14) Explore the origins and meanings of St Valentine’s Day and how it is celebrated around the world with this selection of activities, assemblies and teaching resources.

Fairtrade Fortnight (22 - 7 Mar) Teach students about a variety of global issues, from farming in developing countries to ethical trading, with this collection of teaching materials to use in your classroom.

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