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Gender equality in sport – KS2 lesson plan

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PDF lesson plan, Powerpoint and resource

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Years 3-6

Introduce the concept of gender equality in sport by learning about runner Kathrine Switzer.

The story of inspirational sportswoman Kathrine Switzer, the first female to compete in a marathon, forms the basis for this engaging KS2 lesson.

Pupils will discover that women were not always allowed to compete in some sports. They’ll also have the opportunity to explore their own attitudes to gender inequality.

Asking the children to participate in a drama to persuade the head of the marathon association that women should be allowed to run will appeal to pupils’ strong sense of justice and motivate them to produce some fantastic outcomes.

Gender equality in sport resources

This download contains:

  • PDF lesson plan
  • Different jobs Powerpoint
  • Pretend letter from the Association of International Marathons

Abby King has worked in KS1 and 2 and is a class teacher at St John’s CE Primary in Birmingham. Browse more resources for International Women’s Day.

Gender equality in sport lesson plan
Gender equality in sport – KS2 lesson plan
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