We passionately believe in diversity being celebrated in all its forms. Therefore, we present a simple but effective method to enable you to be an inclusive practitioner and promoter of equality and diversity.
The Classroom aims to:
- Provide new, free and user-friendly lesson plans to challenge homophobia/transphobia across the curriculum.
- Link to a wide range of resources, lessons, tool kits and guidance that supplement our lesson plans and offer alternative solutions.
- Present a user-friendly method that underpins our work.
Diversity in all its forms
The website enables educators to make LGBT experience visible in The Classroom. However it is also important to understand LGBT in the wider context of greater diversity. LGBT people exist in all countries, times, ethnicities, ages, religions, and across gender. Telling their story connects us with the stories of many other identities and cultures. Understanding of diversity is crucial to our understanding of these identities and other cultures. Also our actions are affected by our identities. Understanding how they are formed and interact can help us to change our actions and reactions. This is vital in challenging prejudice and discrimination.
The classroom offers a wide range of lesson plans, spanning almost all areas of the curriculum, suitable for all different ages.
The Classroom’s resources are sorted each Key Stage including:
- Early Years Foundation Stage
- Key Stage 1
- Key Stage 2
- Key Stage 3
- Key Stage 4
- Key Stage 5
- Adult Learning
They can also be searched for by subject, which includes:
- Design & Technology
- Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
‘Usualising’ and ‘Actualising’
There are two main types of teaching method, that Schools OUT uses in its work, where the goal is equal rights and the eradication of prejudice and discrimination. These methods, as we will show, greatly facilitate the challenging of homophobia and the promotion of equal respect for LGBT people.
Method 1: Usualising ‘The non-comment’
Method 2: Actualising ‘Life, as we know it’
Both of these methods are explained in greater detail here.
We hope you find these useful and informative to better LGBT education everywhere. All information can be found on The Classroom website.