Gender Identity

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


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/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=231&Itemid=129


Introduction to Gender Identity and Gender Expression

Source: Advocates for Youth

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

Duration of Lesson: 40 minutes

Date Published: 2005

Summary: The purpose of this lesson is to increase awareness of and empathy with people who are transgender. Participants read the story of a transgender teen aloud and then discuss the story in small groups followed by a discussion with the entire group. Suggested questions for guiding a discussion are found at the end of the lesson plan.

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=217&Itemid=129


Who Am I?

Source: Advocates for Youth

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

Duration of Lesson: 40 minutes

Date Published: 2005

Summary: The purpose of this lesson is to get participants thinking about their own identities and how discrimination and privilege affect their lives. Participants break up into small groups to complete and discuss a handout designed to get them to think about social groups, then complete another handout individually. Suggested questions for leading a group discussion are included.

To view this lesson click here:
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=228&Itemid=129


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/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=193&Itemid=129


What Can I Do to Create Safe Space?

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 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/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=235Itemid=129


Gender Lifelines

Source: ETR ReCAPP Website
Target Audience: 16 to 18 year olds (Level IV: adolescence, ages 15-18; high school)

Duration of Lesson: 60 minutes

Date Published: 2001

Summary: In this lesson, students learn definitions for sex, gender identity, and gender role, and draw their own individual “lifelines” from birth to present day on adding machine tape, marking significant events that have had an impact on their gender roles and identities. After completing lifelines, they break into small groups of 4 to discuss and process. While it does provide a definition of gender identity and briefly discusses transgender, the emphasis of this lesson as written is gender roles.


To view this lesson click here:
http://recapp.etr.org/recapp/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.LearningActivitiesDetail&PageID=165 


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/  


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