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KS5: Science – ‘Ethics and Impact of Scientific Research’

This lesson offers an opportunity for students to consider how scientific discoveries can impact minority groups.. It can also be used to develop an understanding of genetics and that variation is both acceptable and influenced by a variety of factors. On a very basic level it asks students to consider ethics and the impact of […]

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Gay History and Literature: Essays

Gay History and Literature: Essays by Rictor Norton “[This website] contains numerous articles that I’ve written over many years, as well as a large selection of primary documents, plus bibliographies and useful links to other websites on LGBTQ history. It also contains some of my writing on non-gay eighteenth-century history and literature.”   Rictor Norto, author. […]

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KS5: Citizenship – ‘Perspective on LGB Rights’

Learners will be discussing a range of opinions in relation to homosexuality and the rights of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) people; in particular they will be thinking about homophobic bullying in schools and about ongoing debates concerning same-sex parenting and adoption. They will have previously considered things like the influence of the media on […]

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Cross Curricular Ideas: Heteronormativity, Stereotypes and Myths

“These ideas could form the basis of lessons in Geography, Citizenship, Sociology, Science, [History] ICT or Media Studies – or be used as the basis for drama exercises. Hopefully these suggestions, and the others in this resource, will also inspire you to devise more lessons of your own.” This  was part of the Terrance Higgin’s […]

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Edexcel: LGB links in KS4/5 Geography

UK Geography specifications have generally only ever addressed ethnic/racial and income inequalities in society, although in recent years greater attention has been paid at A level to gender differences. Consideration of the inequalities and repression to which LGBT people are exposed to around the world, and the different geographies this creates, is a topic Edexcel […]

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