This resource acts as a stimulus for lessons celebrating the diversity of families in Ireland today, including LGBT+ headed families. It is accompanied by differentiated lesson ideas to cater for all classes from Junior Infants to 6th class and is also available in Prezi format, both with and without discussion questions.
Prezi (no questions): https://prezi.com/andfl7s_gowt/different-families-same-love-poster/
Prezi (with questions, JI-2nd): https://prezi.com/kzblhg-7lifk/different-families-same-love-poster-with-questions/
Prezi (with questions, 3rd-6th): https://prezi.com/fdiqpwoior29/different-families-same-love-poster-with-questions-3rd-6th/
The poster is also available in Irish as ‘Teaghlaigh Éagsúla, An Grá Ceanna’.
The poster helps to support teachers to effectively implement the Anti-Bullying Procedures, with strategies to address homophobic and transphobic bullying. The resource includes good practice guidelines for inclusive schools, advice on class-appropriate use of language, and lesson ideas for all classes in primary school in line with SPHE curriculum objectives.
‘Different Families, Same Love’ was launched by the Minister of Education in 2015, is now recommended as an additional resource to teach SPHE and RSE on PDST’s website, and is mentioned in the new Stay Safe curriculum that was updated in 2016.