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KS2-PSHE-Young, Gifted and Gay

This lesson is about intersectionality and, although it doesn’t use the term it could be taught to pupils with a high vocabulary. It uses Labi Siffre’s Something Inside and Claude Mackay’s If We Must Die to examine homophobia and biphobia as well as racism in two different eras from our own.  

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Isn't it funny

KS3: English – Creating Effects in Poetry through the Use of Irony

  This lesson uses the medium of a simple poem which makes ironic references to people’s differences from each other and their differences from norms or stereotypes. Students are invited to read the poem and  think about its explicit and  implicit meanings and consider irony and its effects. Then they should think about and discuss […]

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mrs. tiresias

KS4: English – ‘Mrs Tiresias’

Mrs Tiresias is a poem from The World’s Wife selection written by Carol Ann Duffy and published in 1999. It uses a Greek myth to explore ideas about gender and sexual orientation.

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