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'Perspective Circle’ - an engaging exercise using Picasso and the cubists to explore different viewpoints and the challenges of working as a team.
For Tolerance Day (Approx15 mins)
A whole school interactive assembly that explains what Tolerance Day is, why we need it and what the school is doing to celebrate it. It includes a game in which pupils experience for themselves how intolerance can cause division.
‘The Sneetches’, by Dr Seuss. In 1998 NATO translated this story into Serbo-Croatian and planned to distribute 500,000 copies to children in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as part of a campaign to encourage tolerance. Dr Seuss himself wrote it to satirise intolerance and anti-Semitism in 1953. This set of lesson plans gets pupils to actively engage with the idea of intolerance and how it can be dramatised though story-telling.
‘Go-Givers’ is a creative writing exercise inspired by characters created by the Citizenship Foundation. Pupils are asked to write (or fill in the gaps) from the point of view of someone ‘different’ to themselves e.g. disabled, from a one parent family, from another culture.
A whole- class dramatisation of ‘Journey to the Beginning of the World’ - exploring the epic stories cultures have told throughout the ages about how the earth was created. Created and tested by Y5, Grafton Primary, Islington, London.
Paper chain craft activity for the whole school community to celebrate ToDay together.
‘Understanding Rights and Freedoms’ uses the ‘Magna Carta Chronicle’ to look at how intolerance has restricted people’s freedoms throughout history.
Tolerance Day Recommended Reading List - top picks for books approaching discussions around Tolerance.
1) The Tolerance Day Survey - an anonymous on-line survey that asks pupils about their own experiences of intolerance. Data will be compiled and used with influencers and with the media. It’s the pupil’s opportunity to have their voices heard at a national level. Deadline 21st October so that we have the results for Tolerance Day.
2) The ‘DNA’ of our class/school - following the national curriculum requirement for statistics, this lesson plan asks pupils to survey their class (and for Years 5 & 6 their school) to reveal the levels of diversity. They then have to present this information in graph form.
1) Letter-writing competition - run by our partner, the Citizenship Foundation, inviting children to write letters to the new PM to ask her how to make the UK a more tolerant place.
2) Resisting intolerance - a lesson that helps pupils understand the brain science at work when they get angry and provides them with tools to manage anger positively,
3) Identity and Me- a lesson that gets pupils to explore what makes up their identity and how we look at the identity of others.