‘The Sissy Duckling’ – Lesson Plan

During December we will be sharing the lesson plans published by Highland Council’s Equalities Improvement Group and LGBTI+ sub-group to support the development of Equality and Diversity across the curriculum. 18 picture books have been selected; for each picture book there have been lessons created for Early – Fourth Levels (Curriculum for Excellence) driven by the Literacy and English and Health and Wellbeing Experiences and Outcomes.

Today’s Lesson: ‘The Sissy Duckling’ – Harvey Fierstein

Elmer is a duckling whose schoolmates tease him for being different to the rest of the flock. However, after his unusual talents help him save a life, the other members of the flock learn to respect him as he is.

‘The Sissy Duckling’ is another text which can support practitioners in challenging gender stereotypes, teaching children, young people and adults about fairness, dignity and respect.

CLICK HERE – ‘Sissy Duckling’ LESSON PLAN

Kindly created and shared by the young people and adults within the Millburn ASG Equality and Diversity Working Group and the Highland Council’s LGBTI+ sub-group of the Care and Learning Equalities Improvement Group. 

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