The BookForTopics team has compiled a list of books that they believe should be read by each Year Group to help with their academic, social and emotional development. Book suggestions cover a wide range of themes and have been selected to be age-appropriate whilst encouraging students to think more about the world they live in.Read More
The National Union of Teachers, now part of the National Education Union, created an innovative set of resources to help primary school teachers discuss gender equality in the classroom, with the aim of empowering students to challenge gender stereotypes and develop empathy for children of all gender identities. The resources are based on a project carried out in 5 primary schools
The resource includes:
“Stereotypes Stop You Doing Stuff” is a detailed overview report looking at how the 5 primary schools used resources to empower students to challenge gender stereotypes
“Boys Things and Girls Things?” explores the strategies that primary school teachers used to explore gender stereotyping, through the use of books.
The World Book Day website is full of engaging, thought-provoking resources for primary and secondary school teachers to use to plan lessons and assemblies for students to help celebrate World Book Day 2019. These resources and booklist recommendations can then be adapted to introduce a diverse range of books into Schemes of Work that help to develop written and verbal communication skills and emotional intelligence and empathy in children and young people.Read More
The This is How We Got Here’ project aimed to uncover hidden stories of LGBT activism and civil rights history over the period 1960 to 2000. The interviews were conducted by young people aged 14-25 from youth clubs in Stockport, Wythenshawe and Manchester and led to the creation of 10 lesson plans by teachers at Schools OUT UK for The Proud Trust. These lesson plans can be adapted for use in History, English, PSHE and Citizenship, Geography and Science lessons to help mark LGBT History Month 2019.Read More