Lesson 6: Stereotypes: Disability

Learning what disability is and that disability is not always visible. Knowing not to discriminate against those with a disability and that we shouldn't make assumptions about what they can and cannot do.

Before the lesson

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Learning objectives

  • To recognise that stereotypes can relate to 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: Should use the biography template and provide them with a choice of two people to create their biographies on. 


Pupils working at greater depth: Can decide on their own format for a biography and use their own sources for research.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


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