Sexual Orientation

Lipstick (video and lesson plan)

Source: Scenarios USA

Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18; high school)

Duration of Lesson: 45 minutes including video

Date Published: 2002

Summary: Emily hangs with her friends, plays soccer and looks forward to graduation. She also has a secret girlfriend. Will her friends accept her when she comes out? The video examines sexual orientation by looking at friendship, ambivalence, peer pressure, self-awareness and acceptance. Scenarios USA videos are professionally-produced films written by teens for teens. This film was written by students from Southern California and directed by the acclaimed English director Michael Apted.  

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.scenariosusa.org/films/film/lipstick/  

To view all Scenarios USA Films, Curriculum  and Lesson Plans  click here:
http://www.scenariosusa.org/films/  


Heterosexual Questionnaire

Source: Advocates for Youth

Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18; high school)

Duration of Lesson: 40 minutes

Date Published: 2005

Summary: This activity gives participants an opportunity to experience the types of questions that are often asked of gay, lesbian and bisexual people. Students are asked to form small groups and answer a series of questions listed on a handout. The lesson concludes with a discussion, including reactions to the answers on the handout.

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=223&Itemid=129


Introduction to Sexual Orientation

Source: Advocates for Youth

Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18; high school)

Duration of Lesson: 45 minutes

Date Published: Undated

Summary: This activity allows students to learn about issues faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual and questioning individuals and to promote acceptance and respect for all people irrespective of their sexual orientation. The leader of this activity reads a guided imagery to the class which students then discuss in pairs. Following pair discussions, volunteers share their thoughts on the story presented in the handout. Suggested questions for a guiding a discussion are included.

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/for-professionals/lesson-plans-professionals/237?task=view 


Q & A on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Source: Advocates for Youth

Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18; high school)

Duration of Lesson: 60 minutes

Date Published: 2005

Summary: This interactive lesson is designed to allow participants to ask questions and hear from gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning people in the form of a panel discussion. The activity addresses and assists participants to move beyond stereotypes and promote acceptance and respect for all people irrespective of their sexual orientation. The lesson requires a panel composed of youth and young adults who are openly gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning.

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/for-professionals/lesson-plans-professionals/231?task=view 


How to be a Super Activist or Ally

Source: Advocates for Youth

Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18, high school)

Duration of Lesson: 45 minutes

Date Published: 2005

Summary: In this lesson participants identify ways to be an activist and/or ally to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people. The lesson relies heavily on group activity and requires students to work together to create ways to fight homophobia and transphobia.

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/publications/193?task=view&ampItemid=129 


What Can I Do to Create Safe Space?

Source: Advocates for Youth

Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15 through 18, high school)
Topic: Sexual Orientation

Duration of Lesson: 60 minutes

Date Published: 2005

Summary: This lesson relies heavily on group role play to get participants thinking about why they should care about homophobia and transphobia and ways they can prevent it.

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/publications/235Itemid=129?task=view 


Towards Understanding… Some of Us Are Lesbian Or Gay

Source: ETR ReCAPP Website

Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 15-18; high school)

Duration of Lesson: One Class Period

Date Published: 2000

Summary: In this lesson, participants list responses to questions designed to help them evaluate messages about people who are lesbian or gay, consider the impact that being lesbian or gay has on the life of a person growing up in this society, and identify ways that a person who is lesbian or gay could find support. Students process the activity in small groups.

To view this lesson click here:
http://recapp.etr.org/recapp/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.LearningActivitiesDetail&PageID=170 


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth, Grades 9-12, Lesson 7 

Source Family Life and Sexual Health (F.L.A.S.H.) curriculum, Public Health – Seattle & King County 

Target Audience: Level IV (adolescence, ages 14-18; grades 9-12)

Duration of Lesson: Unspecified

Date Published: 2011

Summary: In this lesson, students will learn relevant terms, distinguish between myths and stereotypes regarding LGBT people and learn about being an ally.

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/flash/HS7LGBTYouth.ashx


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