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Unite Ambassadors Training Session 2 Plan – Identity and diversity

By the end of this session participants will:

  • Understand that identities are made up of different characteristics and values and that they develop over time.
  • Be aware that our identities have many things in common, but differences too. This leads to diversity.
  • Be able to describe their own individual identity.
  • Be aware of the benefits of diversity.

DurationActivityDescriptionResources
2.5Part 1 - Identity
Introduction
'It is important to know myself before I can be tolerant of others who are different to me.'
Discuss quotations.
Review session outcomes.
Identity Presentation - Slides 2-3


5Icebreaker (suggestion)Give yourself a nickname which is your favourite colour and your favourite animal e.g. purple dolphin
5Who am I?How have I changed since I was a baby? DiscussIdentity Presentation Slides 4-6
20'ME' ExerciseIdentify some of the things that make me ‘me’ right now
Use identity questions or cards to generate discussion in groups
Individuals to complete Identity Circles diagram.
Identity Presentation Slide 7
Identity questions/cards made up for each group
(See Annex 1 Identity Cards Questions and Annex 2 Identity Cards)
Identity Circles – enough for each participant
(see Annex 3 Identity Circles)
Pens/pencils

Sample outcomes are available via the following link
http://thelinkingnetwork.org.uk/resource/secondary-identity-pack/
15Who has influenced me?
Understand that we get values, opinions and experiences from people we meet. Watch Orange advert and discuss
Write a poem 'I am…'
Identity Presentation Slide 8
Orange advert
https://youtu.be/1PuNxvdfhz8

Poem/transcript provided as Annex 4 Orange Adverts Transcript (also in Mentor Guidance)
5Find someone who…Consolidate ideas of self and people like me…
Identity Presentation Slides 9-10
Part Two - DiversityReference - Diversity presentation taken from
(https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/secondary-education-resources/lesson-plan-ideas/lesson-4-diversity)
5Introduction - It’s good to be different
Choice and diversity make things more interesting
Cultural diversity makes society more interesting
Diversity Presentation Slides 2-4
10It’s OK to have different views!Group yourself according to if you agree or disagree with the following statements:
A - Dogs are better than cats.
B - Eating meat is wrong.
C- There is probably intelligent life elsewhere in the Universe.
D - Democracy isn't always the best form of government.
E - There are times when it might not be wrong to steal.
(The 5 questions should be adapted to match topical and cultural interests)
Diversity Presentation Slides 5-6
Question cards made up using example questions labelled A-E
15How can we embrace diversity?
Diversity Factor activity – design a diverse pop groupDiversity Presentation Slides 7-8
Person outlines as provided in Annex 5 could be used.
5ConclusionsSummaryDiversity Presentation Slides 9-10