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Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" Project

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CASJ - 3 years ago
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This assignment creates awareness around homophob…
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Activity
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Lesson Plan
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Submitted By
CASJ - 3 years ago
Description
This assignment creates awareness around homophobic bullying in secondary schools and the devastating consequences it has for some youth. Furthermore, it encourages students to promote a learning environment that is welcoming and accepting of everyone. After hearing some of the statistics around LGBTQ youth suicide and depression, students will learn about the “It Gets Better” project started by Dan Savage, an author and newspaper columnist from the USA. This project asks students to reflect on the harmful effects of homophobic bullying and invites them to promote a school environment that allows people to be themselves free of judgment and harassment. For more resources on this topic, copy and paste the following link into your browser: http://bctf.ca/socialjustice.aspx?id=6106
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Studies
Keywords
LGBTQ
Video
Multimedia
Empowerment
URLs
http://bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Issues/LGBTQ/ItGetsBetter.pdf
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 9, 2015
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Miss. Casella's Classroom: Daddy's Roomate. Being Gay is Just One More Kind of Love

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Gina Casella - 2 years ago
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Two notes in two days from the bears! Being gay …
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Gina Casella - 2 years ago
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Two notes in two days from the bears! Being gay is just another kind of love. The bears inform us about the legalization of gay marriage in Ireland. Here in Canada too, people of the same gender can marry each other. The bears place emphasis on a number of points. Not everyone supports gay marriage, although, it was a majority rule. We always need to respect all views. How can we be all we can be when we're not allowed to be true to ourselves? The bears say, as long as you're not hurting yourself or others, you should be able to be true to yourself. If you can't be true to yourself, maybe you're not allowed to be or maybe you're too afraid for to be, to remember, that gay marriage didn't just happen overnight. It took a lot of courage, for people to stand up for something they believe in. What do you believe in? Will you take a stand? Taking the first step is the hardest.
Subject
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Keywords
LGBTQ
gay
daddy's roommate
social emotional learning
at risk students
URLs
https://youtu.be/l4a6-xLJgZE
Learning Standards
-Social-emotional learning; critical thinking
Duration
20 minutes-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 16, 2016