4th Meeting: LGBTQ and Creativity

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Name: Gökçe Çiçek Cevher

Theme: LGBTQ and Creativity


Lesson Plan

School/Institution: Sinop University

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

Age of the Students: 18-19

Lesson Topic: Creativity & 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. 



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

  • develop a policy that reflects observed needs of people bullied.
  • recognize the importance of their views in the society they live.

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

  • be open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives.
  • incorporate group input and feedback into the work.

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

  • give suggestions by using “should”.

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

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




Presentation (5 Minutes): The teacher suggests the students that we are all accustomed to participating in a school community where we are able, for the most part, to speak freely and we can talk about our political views in class discussions, criticize school policies through student government, and express our interests during clubs all without being penalized. The teacher asks the students “Are there times when words can go too far and when students deserve protection from those words?” and takes notes of the answers.

Objective(s) Targeted: This activity is designed to help the students understand the importance of their views.


Practice (20 Minutes):

Activity I:

The teacher tells the students that implementing an “anti-slur” policy is one way to create an environment in which expectations about language are clear and there are some protections against name-calling and verbal bullying. The teacher asks the students to list the types of name-calling that are most common in their experience— not the slurs themselves, just the category they fit into, for example names based on people’s religion, appearance or race.

Activity II:

The teacher asks the students to think about the different types of behaviors associated with name calling and the specific ways in which negative speech is carried out, for example through teasing or rumors. The teacher asks the students to identify strategies for preventing disrespectful speech before it becomes a problem. The teacher asks the students to brainstorm fair and realistic consequences for those who intentionally disrespect others. The teacher asks the students to identify safe and confidential ways to report incidents and get help. When the students have completed their discussions, the teacher has them share and create a master list that captures all of their ideas.

Objective(s) Targeted: With this activity, the students develop a policy that reflects observed needs.


Conclusion (5 Minutes): The teacher makes them understand that those behaviors can be prevented and that prevention they should have can be created in the society itself.

Objective(s) Targeted: In this term, the students understands the importance of one individual’s thought in the society.




Journal: The teacher asks the 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:

The teacher asks the students to write a letter of application to their department chair about asking for a lesson against to bullying. 


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Gokce Cevher

4th year student in English Language Teaching at Trabzon University