We have delivered training and produced resources in recent years to support the ‘Building a Stronger Britain Together’ (BSBT) Home Office initiative on challenging extremism and radicalisation. An independent Ipsos MORI evaluation found that this work “led to significantly increased levels of confidence and improved skills in covering extremism-related topics” and that a key contributory factor to this was use of Quality-Assured resource materials to complement training.
We are therefore delighted to highlight a range of free-to-download lesson materials that we have produced or quality assured for primary and secondary phases as part of this project. These resources will support you to embed learning on inclusion and extremism within your broader PSHE education curriculum.
PSHE Association materials
We recently released a set of four primary lesson plans that focus on recognising similarities and differences, belonging to a community, and stereotyping. The pack includes a teacher guidance document and each lesson plan is accompanied by a classroom ready PowerPoint and relevant resources.
We have also updated Key stage 4 lesson plans that focus directly on extremism and radicalisation. The resources promote inclusion and a sense of belonging by providing a safe environment for debating emotive issues. The lessons develop students’ ability to analyse media and social media content, and promote empathy and respect for others.
Quality Assured materials
Academics at the University of Worcester have created a lesson plan as part of their focus on diversity and inclusion. This lesson plan uses characters’ experiences of moving home to address immigration in a safe, age-appropriate way, and suggests different storybooks that teachers can use to help pupils develop empathy and respect for others. We have awarded this lesson our Quality Mark for PSHE education resources.
TrueTube and the PSHE Association are pleased to publish lesson materials to accompany the TrueTube video clip ‘Extremists’. The video highlights how people may come to hold extremist views, and addresses the emotions and experiences connected to those views. The lesson helps young people to build resilience to extremist ideologies, manage disagreements with someone who holds opposing views, and explores the distinction between extremism and activism.