I need to teach the children about Stephen Lawrence (several year groups over a week KS1 and 2). I am reaching a sticking point in that I don't really feel the subject material is suitable - I don't want to go into how and why he was murdered, that he was brutally murdered. I don't want to introduce to some of the younger children that level of hate and violence. Let alone talking about his killers and how they had to fight for justice. It's to gain the Stephen Lawrence award in the school. This is the first time I am having trouble. He is famous because he was murdered out of ignorance and hate. I just don't want to have to teach children this young about such evil people yet and about the fact that you can be murdered due to you skin colour. I teach a lot about Black History and key figures and role models, but this subject has cause me to come unstuck. I tried to speak to the head, but it was brushed off - as though I should just get on with ot - political correctness comes to mind - I can't have hesitations, I have to think this is a wonderful subject to teach. I would like some advice and to know whether people think I am being sill here! Thank you.