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Secondary Teaching Resources

11-14 Face Equality Teaching Resources in Art, Drama and English

A series of two to four lessons in Art, English and Drama designed to promote positive attitudes and behaviours towards disfigurement with confidence. These are designed to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and equally regardless of facial appearance, resulting in a positive and inclusive school environment.

11-14 Personal Wellbeing – Puberty, Appearance and Difference

A series of two lessons which seek to teach students about the diversity of physical changes associated with puberty as well as physical changes associated with other events, such as accidents or illnesses. Through these resources students will consider their own appearance-related assumptions and the prejudices associated with looking different.

Lesson plan 1 – Puberty, Appearance and Difference
PowerPoint – Body changes and difference in puberty
Worksheet – Puberty quiz
Worksheet – Draw Puberty Changes
Lesson plan 2 – Puberty, Appearance and Difference
PowerPoint – Puberty, disfigurement and prejudice
Teacher’s Activity Sheet – Puberty, disfigurement and prejudice

14-16 Science – Skin Colour and Vitiligo

The following resources aim to teach students about the role of melanocytes and melanin in skin colour and to provide an overview of the skin condition vitiligo. They are also designed to raise awareness of how people with visible differences may be treated in society.

Lesson plan – Skin colour and vitiligo
PowerPoint – Skin colour and vitiligo
Teacher’s activity sheet – Skin colour and vitiligo

16-18 Psychology – Reliability and Validity

The following resources are designed to assist the teaching of the potentially tricky concepts of reliability and validity, whilst raising awareness of disfigurement through the use of an attitude scale and an Implicit Attitude Test.

Lesson plan – Reliability and validity and attitudes to disfigurement
Student’s information sheet – Reliability and validity
Worksheet – Attitudes to disfigurement 

English – Notes on Benjamin Zephaniah’s ‘Face’

These notes will help teachers studying ‘Face’ to prepare for exploring appearance and difference. They will help students to distinguish between myth and reality and to challenge reactions to disfigurement.

Teacher’s information sheet – Face
We are currently working to develop these and new resources, and welcome your feedback and suggestions. If you have used our resources and would like to comment, or if you couldn’t find what you were looking for please do not hesitate to contact us.  Alternatively, if you have any teaching materials or lesson ideas which you think would be suitable for Changing Faces and you are happy to share them with other education professionals, we would be extremely grateful if you would send them to us.

Contact Dr Jane Frances, Policy Advisor in Education, or call 0345 450 0275.