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The Impact of "That's So Gay!" Lesson

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Life Skills


Grade 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

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"The Impact of That's So Gay!" Lesson Plan - Overview

This teaching resource is a powerful tool for educators to tackle derogatory language and homophobic speech often found in our classrooms. Although it is designed for students in grades 6-11, it also acts as a catalyst for important discussions on hate speech and homophobia.

Objectives of the Lesson

  • To critically analyze the demeaning implications of phrases like "that's so gay" or "you're so gay".
  • To learn empathy and tolerance through engaging media content.
  • To extend reflections on the lesson into individual creative activities that promote positive communication.

This lesson, while primarily used in Life Skills teaching sessions, can be adapted into other subjects dealing with social interactions or moral behavior. Different instructional strategies - from whole group instruction to team-based discussions - can be utilized.

About the Lesson Components

The lesson has learners engage with video commercials from a campaign against this language titled "Think Before You Speak". Post viewing these commercials, students answer three open-ended questions independently which are later visually represented on posters. Furthermore, they get to write letters focusing on core concepts learnt during this session enhancing their understanding along with their writing abilities while showcasing different perspectives surrounding homophobic language use.

Lesson’s Format and Delivery

The lesson plan comes in an easy-to-understand Microsoft PowerPoint file format assisting smooth delivery during live lessons. In light of current circumstances promoting remote learning methods such as homework assignments – this format ensures engaged participation by all students online. Therefore making essential tolerance education available even within the confines of home-based learning environments.

In conclusion, "The Impact of That's So Gay" Lesson Plan is an crucial teaching resource that fosters empathetic thinkers and future champions for a more accepting community.

What's Included

A Powerpoint lesson on recognizing hate speech and homophobia.

Resource Tags

homophobia hate speech student engagement critical thinking tolerance education

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