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Teaching supplies utilized in major faculties concerning the former shadow minister in Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party supplies include a disclaimer about her probably ‘offensive’ opinions.
Teachers are suggested to defend pupils from Ms Abbott’s ‘controversial’ views in warnings included in pre-prepared lesson plans and shows.
However, the warnings don’t clarify which of her views could also be discovered controversial or offensive by pupils.
The off-the-shelf classroom assets created by UK writer Twinkl, and seen by the Sunday Telegraph, additionally recommend that younger youngsters shouldn’t be allowed to analysis the politician too totally.
The illustrated assets embody an outline of “Diane Abbott and black UK politicians”, and a template for a KS1 faculty meeting on “black British history”.
All supplies carry a warning, for the advantage of academics, which states: “Please note: although Diane Abbott has achieved great things in politics, we would advise against allowing your class to freely research more about her life.”
It provides: “Some of her recent comments have been controversial and potentially offensive.”
The Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP, 70, had the Labour whip suspended earlier this yr after a letter she wrote was revealed within the Observer through which she urged that Jewish, Irish and Traveller individuals are not topic to racism “all their lives”.
She wrote that whereas white folks “with points of difference” might undergo prejudice, they haven’t suffered the identical racism as black folks.
A KS2 overview masking 2,000 years of black British historical past from the Roman invasion to the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 carried disclaimers for less than two points: the topic of slavery, which can be “too upsetting for children”, and the opinions of Ms Abbott.