Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Drop Down Day | Facing History & Ourselves
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Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Drop Down Day

Through participation in this off-timetable day, young people will consider the importance of LGBTQ+  history and learn about important LGBTQ+ British figures. This event is for teachers in the UK.

July 19, 2024 | All day


Cost:  Free
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About this event:

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Single Session

Our single professional learning sessions are designed to easily fit into your day. Typically one hour or less, these sessions explore timely and relevant topics including teaching strategies, current events, and more.

Civics & Citizenship History Social Studies
Culture & Identity Democracy & Civic Engagement Human & Civil Rights
Civic Education Equity Education Social-Emotional Learning

Sign up to run a Celebrating LGBTQ+ History drop down day! 

The day will encourage young people to consider the importance of LGBTQ+ history and learn about important LGBTQ+ British figures. Students will critically consider questions of identity and representation. Students will then have the opportunity to expand on the theme of activism and choosing to act, considering how they have the power to impact others through designing and delivering a teaching activity on the theme of LGBTQ+ History to their peers.  

Our materials are aimed at educators who are looking for ways to invigorate their RSE, PSHE and Citizenship curriculums, as well as schools looking for enrichment and personal development opportunities for their students.  

Please register by 26th January. We will send you the details to access and download all the materials after this date.

Please note this drop down day is available for UK educators only.  

Young people taking part in a Facing History’s Celebrating LGBTQ+ History off timetable day will:

  • Develop positive, healthy and nurturing relationships with their peers through the use of group work;
  • Develop the skills of active listening, clear communication, negotiation and compromise;
  • Develop an understanding of LGBTQ+ activists and how activism can be used to trigger/facilitate change; and
  • Develop the ability to consider the needs of their communities and to consider how they can shape their communities through active participation and positive action.

 Schools who choose to take part will receive:

  • An assembly PowerPoint to launch the day
  • An outline of how to structure the day, with five planned sessions and accompanying PowerPoints, to use on the theme of LGBTQ+ History 
  • Follow up opportunities for your students, including: 
    • The chance to publish a selection of your students’ writing about the experience on our Ideas This Week webpage
    • Extension into an enrichment project 
    • Attending Facing History Upstander events

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