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Resource 8

PSHE Association
Community cohesion and the prevention of violent extremism
A resource for teachers to use in the classroom

Resource title
Source: Part 1/3 Part 2/3 Part 3/3 Part 4/4 and accompanying lesson plan:
Offside is a 4-part video series from the BBC online Learning Zone, which explores issues of accountability, racism, loyalty, racist language and honesty. It is set against the background of racial tension in towns in Northern England in the early part of this century and deals with racism between a group of footballers and the community they live in.

The resource provides the stimulus for rich discussion and questioning on a variety of sensitive and contentious issues. The biggest question to be faced is whether the context in which we use language defines its meaning or whether the use of certain words is always offensive. The programme challenges pupils to consider the boundaries of loyalty.

In the accompanying less plan, the leaning outcomes incorporate:
  • Students will be able to state what they think constitutes racist abuse and describe two strategies for coping with such abuse
  • Students will be able to name two ways to reduce tension in an abusive situation
This resource also enables teachers and students to acknowledge the complexity of certain situations and the disparity between 'right' and 'wrong'.
Links across other subjects within resource
Citizenship, RE, English
Additional support
Teachernet teaching about controversial issues
Show Racism the Red Card
PSHE Association
Citizenship Foundation

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