Diversity Education Teaching Package
by Stephanie Mitelman, M.A., CSE, AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator
This set of 4 activity kits are classroom games complete with instructions and playing pieces to teach LGBT issues and gender diversity in a fun and creative way!
All the components in the Print version of the kits come laminated and designed for reuse many times over.
LGBT issues including gender and orientation are essential components of a comprehensive sexuality program and creating a safe space in any school or classroom.
“That’s So Gay” – Classroom Activity
Students will become more aware of their homophobic or transphobic language by being asked to identify which statements are insults and which are okay to say. They will drag situations to “Insult” “Okay” or “Neutral” and discuss their perspectives. The resource is adaptable, but mixes whole class and small group activities to encourage discussion at various levels.
Beyond Pink and Blue – Classroom Activity
This activity aims to break down the assumptions students hold about gender, roles, and stereotypes. Students will use the SMART Board™ to show that they agree, disagree, or are neutral on statements about men and women and discuss their choices. The resource is adaptable, but mixes whole class and small group activities to encourage discussion at various levels.
Taking it for Granted – Classroom Activity
This activity explores some of the actions that are difficult for gay, lesbian, and bisexual students that heterosexual students may take for granted. Students will decide if certain actions are easier for people in opposite-sex or same-sex relationships, or equally difficult. The resource is adaptable, but mixes whole class and small group activities to encourage discussion at various levels.
Cool Scenes Diversity – Classroom Activity
This activity introduces students to different scenarios related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and asks whether perspectives are “cool” or “not cool.” This will promote a discussion on whether certain actions are homophobic or transphobic, a first step to creating a safe space. Can be used in small groups or as a class.
P.S. This is the Print version of the collective 4 program set . It contains the same contents as the Digital E-version of the same program.
P.S.S. If you would like to also purchase the Digital E-version of the same program where you get the PDF version of the file, and the SMART Board™ Programmed files for each lesson please follow the link to Diversity Education SMART Board™ Teaching Package (Download)