1st meeting: LGBTQ and Collaboration

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Name: Gökçe Çiçek Cevher

Theme: LGBTQ and Collaboration


Lesson Plan

School/Institution: Sinop University

Difficulty Level: B2-C1 (1st year of students in ELT department)

Age of the Students: 18-19

Lesson Topic: Collaboration & LGBTQ+

Duration of Class Period: 30 Minutes

Language Skills: Listening and Speaking

Lesson Language: English



The purpose of this lesson is to inform the students an understanding of LGBTQ and to reduce levels of prejudice and discrimination against people who are members of this community. At the same time, this lesson intends to practice 21st century learning skills, which are critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication. In this regard, a number of teaching strategies and techniques are utilized. The successful integration of authentic materials paves the way for more qualified instruction. This lesson allows young people to reflect on their and their peers' thoughts about LGBTQ and to learn respectful ways of communication. 



21st Century Objectives: By the end of the meeting, the students will;

  • communicate and work with others to achieve a common goal or solution.

Language Objectives: By the end of the meeting, the students will;

  • recognize important vocabulary related to LGBTQ such as sex, gender, gender expression.

 Social Justice Objectives: By the end of the meeting, the students will;

  • have a greater awareness of the terminology of LGBTQ.
  • have a better understanding of the challenges faced by young LGBTQ people.




Presentation (15 Minutes): The teacher shows four words in different columns to the students. The words are; gender, sex, sexuality and gender expression. After a brief discussion about what those words stand for, the teacher shows a list of words to the students. The list includes the words; trans woman, masculine, feminine, gay, transsexual, butch, woman, female, lesbian, male, bi-sexual, gender queer, man, transgender, transvestite, gender neutral, queer, cisgender, female to male trans person, intersex. After they see all words, the teacher has brief expression for each term with the help of students.

Objective(s) Targeted: This activity is designed to help the students understand exactly what these words stand for.

Practice (10 Minutes): The teacher gives some time to the students to categorize those words into the given four titles. After the students are completed, they categorize together.

Objective(s) Targeted: With this activity, the students understand that gender, sex, sexuality and gender expression are not the same thing, and that everyone’s identity is multiple and complex.

Conclusion (5 Minutes): The teacher shows links to read about gender-specific and gender-neutral pronouns to the students and makes them understand that only they can define their own identities. The links are https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender-specific_and_gender-neutral_pronouns and https://nonbinary.wiki/wiki/Pronouns .

Objective(s) Targeted: In this term, the students understand the reason why English has different pronouns.



Journal: The teacher asks students to keep journals that detail their thoughts about the meeting. The teacher asks them to be specific, recording only attitudes, values, or self-awareness. 


Mini Project:

Picture Collage: The teacher asks the students to prepare a picture collage that presents what they have learned during the meeting.

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