Equality and Diversity secondary resources

Equality and Diversity secondary resources

Use this resource to generate discussion about equality and the law in the UK and explore the effect laws have on society.

This series of lesson plans focuses on diversity and equality in the UK, looking at equality laws and how they have changed over time. Students will explore Parliament's role in debating and agreeing rights, responsibilities and freedoms.

Time required: 20 mins – 3 hours

Curriculum

England

  • Citizenship Studies – Democracy, government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens
  • Citizenship Studies – Rights, the law and the legal system in England
  • SMSC – British Values

Scotland

  • Social Studies – Comparing Rights and Responsibilities

Wales

  • Citizenship Studies – Living together in the UK
  • Citizenship Studies – Democracy at work in the UK
  • Citizenship Studies – Law and Justice

Northern Ireland

  • Citizenship Studies – Living together in the UK
  • Citizenship Studies – Democracy at work in the UK
  • Citizenship Studies – Law and Justice

 

Resources

Curriculum guide

Curriculum guide

Grid demonstrating how these resources relate to the curricula for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Opening & closing activities

Opening & closing activities

Assessment activities to use at the beginning and end of each lesson.

Topic 1

Topic 1

What are equality and inequality?

Topic 2

Topic 2

Why do we need laws on race equality?

Topic 3

Topic 3

Why has equalities law changed over time?

Topic 4

Topic 4

What are protected characteristics and why do we need them?

Topic 5

Topic 5

To what extent have changes in the law to promote equality been successful? How can we make society more equal?

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