Coinciding with this year’s LGBT History Month, researchers at the University of Bristol are launching a new set of PSHE resources for secondary schools. Pupils can explore local LGBT+ history via a digital map and mobile app, and reflect on social and philosophical questions around gender, sexuality, social norms, freedom, crime and punishment.
The resources were developed in collaboration with young people from the LGBT+ youth group, Freedom Youth. The resources include a map and mobile app as an innovative and exciting method of engaging students in local LGBT+ history and its geographies.
Mapping LGBT+ Bristol involved local volunteers in the researching and recording of Bristol’s LGBT+ history and the creation of a digital map and mobile app to display the material and encourage more contributions. Through engagement with this rich and locally relevant source material, the resources encourage students to connect with local places and reflect on social and philosophical questions around gender, sexuality, social norms, freedom, crime and punishment.
The secondary school resources are free to download, via the TES website. This resource pack contains five lesson plans that can be used as a cohesive unit of work or as one off sessions and contains an extensive introduction and guidance for teachers. Other resources can be access via the LGBT History Month website here.
The lessons make use of a digital map of Bristol’s LBGT+ history as an innovative and exciting method of engaging students in local LGBT+ history and its geographies. They are designed for use in within the PHSE curriculum but they will have crossover value in English, Geography and History.