This resource pack contains five lesson plans that can be used as a cohesive unit of work or as one off sessions and contains an extensive introduction and guidance for teachers.
The lesson make use of a digital map of Bristol's LBGT+ history as an innovative and exciting method of engaging students in local LGBT+ history and its geographies. They are designed for use in within the PHSE curriculum but they will have crossover value in English, Geography and History.
The resource pack was developed as part of Mapping LGBT+ Bristol, a large collaborative project between the University of Bristol, local LGBT+ history group, OutStories Bristol, Bristol City Council and local LGBTQ+ Youth group, Freedom Youth.
Through engagement with this rich and locally relevant source material, the resources aim to cultivate in students, a connection to place and elicit profound reflection on social and philosophical questions around gender, sexuality, social norms, freedom, crime and punishment. The resources also raise methodological questions around what it is that different kinds of source material – like historic newspaper articles or oral history recordings - can tell us about the past as well as the difficulties one enters when trying to understand historic practices using contemporary concepts.