This lesson is based around the stories for John, Paul and Sally, who each describe their reasons for becoming involved with the Joyce Layland LGBT Youth Centre in Manchester.
This lesson usualises and actualises LGB people
LO1 Cultural understanding and diversity – a) Appreciating the differences and similarities between people, places, environments and cultures to inform their understanding of societies and economies. b) Appreciating how people’s values and attitudes differ and may influence social, environmental, economic and political issues, as well as developing their own values and attitudes about such issues
LO2 Interdependence – Exploring the social, economic, environmental and political connections between places.
LO3 Physical and human processes – Understanding how sequences of events and activities in the physical and human worlds lead to change in places, landscapes and societies.
Before the lesson ensure you have a safe learning environment: establish classroom rules for discussion activities as democratically as reasonably possible (pupils always respect rules and regulations if they have a part in deciding them). These are negotiable but respectful language; giving people space and time to speak; respecting each other’s confidentiality and the confidentiality of third parties such as friends and relatives must be among them. The rules should be observable to the whole class throughout the lesson.