Curriculum Resources

Access a variety of curriculum resources, including lesson plans and worksheets, to support you to embed LGBT Inclusive Education Learning Themes across your curriculum. Some of the resources hosted here have a large file size – please allow time for your download to complete.

Lesson Plans

The Story of Poem 49

This lesson plan will support you to deliver lesson/s about the social context surrounding the time period when Poem 49 of The Maitland Quarto Manuscript, a Sapphic poem in the Scots language, was written. Learners will be introduced to a historical overview of the attitudes of Church and State towards gender and sexuality in Early Modern Scotland (1500s-1800s) by considering two case studies highlighting how social norms were upheld through the threat of capital punishment: the criminalisation of homosexuality and the Scottish witchcraft trials.


Level: Third, Fourth, (Adaptable for) Senior Phase


Powerpoint, Lesson Notes, and Worksheet included.

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Interpreting Poem 49

This lesson plan will support you to deliver lesson/s about Poem 49 of The Maitland Quarto Manuscripts; a Sapphic poem written in Scots and strongly believed to be authored by Marie Maitland. Learners will be introduced to a historical overview of the Maitlands of Lethington; consider the social context of 16th Century Scotland in which the poet was writing; and carry out a stanza by stanza analysis and interpretation of a poem written in the Scots language which has become an important primary artefact in Scotland’s LGBT history. 
 
Level: Fourth, Senior Phase
 
Powerpoint, Lesson Notes, and Video included.
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The Story of Bayard Rustin

This lesson plan will support you to deliver lesson/s about the life and times of Bayard Rustin, exploring themes of anti-racism and LGBT rights while supporting pupils to think critically about inequality, protest action, rights movements, and social change within a historical and contemporary framework. 

 

Level: Third, Fourth, (Adaptable for) Senior Phase

 

Powerpoint, Lesson Notes, and Worksheet included.

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The Story of Lady Gaga

This lesson plan will support you to teach about Lady Gaga, and her involvement in various campaign efforts for equal rights; supporting pupils to learn about inequality, protest action and rights movements, and to consider the role of celebrity in advancing awareness for equality and human rights, within both a historical and contemporary framework.

 

Level: Third, Fourth, (Adaptable for) Senior Phase

 

Powerpoint, Lesson Notes, and Worksheet included.

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The Story of Sally Ride

This lesson plan will support you to teach about the life and times of Dr. Sally Ride, which encourages pupils to think critically about inequality, discrimination, and stereotypes within a historical and contemporary framework.

 

Level: Third, Fourth, (Adaptable for) Senior Phase

 

Powerpoint, Lesson Notes, and Worksheet included.

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The Story of Press For Change

This lesson plan will support you to deliver lesson/s about the work of Press For Change; enabling pupils to learn about inequality, rights movements, and different methods for achieving legal and social change to advance equality and human rights, within both a historical and contemporary framework.

 

Level: Third, Fourth, (Adaptable for) Senior Phase

 

Powerpoint, Lesson Notes, and Worksheet included.
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Equality & Inclusion: Learning and Teaching

These learning and teaching resources from the Scottish Catholic Education Service will help teachers in secondary schools to explore issues of equality and inclusion and will support secondary schools to put into practice policies that seek to ensure the safety and inclusion of all pupils.

 

These resources cover general themes across learning, including:

  • Prejudice in the history of humanity
  • Hates crimes and their impact
  • Cyber bullying
  • What it means to be masculine and feminine (Gender stereotypes)
  • Mental health issues and how to get support (depression, self harm, loneliness)

Powerpoints and Teaching Notes are included.

 

Level: Third to Senior Phase

Learning Through Film: Pride

Developed in partnership with Filmhouse Cinemas, this resource provides opportunities to learn through film. These lesson plans will support you to deliver lessons accompanying the movie ‘Pride’ (rated 15).

 

This film is a dramatisation of the activities of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM), a group of lesbian and gay activists created to support miners and their families who were participating in the British Miners’ Strike of 1984/85.

 

The lessons provide learners the opportunity to explore the Miners’ Strike of 1984/5 and themes of unity, rights, and progress for LGBT equality in Britain.

 

Powerpoints, Teaching Notes, Worksheets, and information on how to access the film are included.

 

Level: Fourth (Adaptable for Senior Phase)

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Learning Through Film: Battle of the Sexes

Developed in partnership with Filmhouse Cinemas, this resource provides opportunities to learn through film. These lesson plans will support you to deliver lessons accompanying the movie ‘Battle of the Sexes’ (rated 12).

 

This film is a dramatisation of the events leading up to, and during, the Battle of the Sexes tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in 1973. Billie Jean King is a role model and leader not only in the tennis community, but also in the Women’s Movement and LGBT community.

 

The lessons provide learners the opportunity to explore themes of progress for LGBT rights and women’s rights in America, equal pay in sports, and gender stereotypes.

 

Powerpoints, Teaching Notes, Worksheets, and information on how to access the film are included.

 

Level: Third/Fourth

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Powerpoint and Activities

Section 28 - LGBT History Month

This resource is designed to explore Section 28 and its impact on schools in Scotland.

 

Level: Third, Fourth, Senior Phase

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LGBT History Month – World Tour

The World Tour explores different places of importance around the world for the LGBT community and pupils will travel there using Google Maps. This workshop can be done digitally or in the classroom.

 

Level: Third, Fourth, Senior Phase

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