Promoting equality and tackling discrimination through Drama and History: building an inclusive curriculum that celebrates diversity

Geoff Smith and Sarah Vaughan
Sunday, December 12, 2021

A key objective of this scheme is to create authentic learning experiences through cross-curricular work. In the community where we teach, many students will hear the misconception that Britain was once exclusively white. Some adults argue that racial and cultural homogeneity in their part of Britain has been disrupted by migration. The purpose of this scheme is to show that there has always been racial and cultural diversity throughout Britain’s history. The UK does not have a ‘white’ or monocultural history. This is not a country unsettled by migration, it is a country made by migration. Key to this scheme is to show that there is no such thing as a single story. We all have stories. We believe all have identities. It is more appropriate to talk about multiple stories. As educators, we need to tease out, celebrate and value these hidden and alternative stories.

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