Inclusion, belonging & addressing extremism — new lesson packs for KS1-4


PSHE Association materials

Inclusion, belonging and addressing extremism – KS1/2 lesson pack

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.

Inclusion, belonging and addressing extremism – KS4 lesson pack

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

Moving home – KS2 lesson materials from the University of Worcester

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.

Extremists – KS4 lesson materials from TrueTube

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.


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