Lesson 8: Stereotyping: Age

In the last lesson of this unit, pupils will learn to recognise that in addition to gender, stereotypes exist based on a number of factors including age

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To recognise that stereotypes exist based on a number of factors

Statutory guidance

Pupils should be taught: 

  • What a stereotype is, and how stereotypes can be unfair, negative or destructive

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Have some examples of older people who defy stereotypes e.g. David Attenborough, The Queen, Paul McCartney, Esther Rantzen, Captain Tom Moore.


Pupils working at greater depth: Look at more than one person who defies age stereotypes perhaps someone they know and someone who is famous.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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