Lesson 4: Prejudice and discrimination

Recognising prejudice and discrimination and learning how this can be challenged

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To recognise prejudice and discrimination and learn how this can be challenged

National curriculum

  • PSHE Association’s Programme of Study for PSHE: Living in the wider world > L10. about prejudice; how to recognise behaviours/actions which discriminate against others; ways of responding to it if witnessed or experienced

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Should work through fewer of the scenarios and ones they may have more direct experience of.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should consider all the scenarios and be able to identify and explain the challenges in tackling prejudice and discrimination.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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Sarah Huggins,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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