June is Pride Month for the LGBTQ community. In response to this, I put together this video-based lesson plan on the topic of LGBTQ and human rights.
The full lesson plan is free to download on Fluentize via the link below:
In the worksheets I posted here, you get the first half of the lesson. You can find the video as well as all the post-viewing activities on the actual Fluentize page for the lesson. It’s free to download during the whole month of June 2020, and when you register, you'll get the whole thing for free - including the sections on prefixes, key word transformations, additional conversational material, the quiz & review, and the teacher's guide.
The lesson plan is geared towards upper intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1) level students. It's based on a short informational video from ShareAmerica focusing on how Pride Month came to be, as well as why and how it's celebrated. One of the new things we did with this lesson that you can't find in other Fluentize lessons is the extensive section focusing only on post-viewing conversational material. This section is a great way to CCQ some of the featured vocabulary terms studied in the lesson, and makes it easy for you to generate rich discussion revolving around LGBTQ equal rights, including topics such as:
- Uprisings / Protests
- Struggles for other minority groups
- Advocating for the LGBTQ community
From the creator’s standpoint, my favorite part of the lesson is the Key Word Transformations. This was the first lesson where I tried out Key Word Transformations in a lesson plan. I think this should be another great way for students to practice some of the vocabulary terms they heard for learned in the video. This activity is available when you download it directly from the Fluentize page.
Again, you can find these post-viewing activities for prefixes, key word transformation, conversation, and quiz / review activities when you download the lesson directly from the Fluentize page.
I also realize that many English language teachers have switched to online teaching. For those of you who have done this, I recommend trying out our interactive lesson plan, which contains interactive fields for your students to write answers within.
Also, when you do a Fluentize lesson online, we highly recommend using the platform Zoom and their remote control feature. The remote control feature allows students to take control of your screen during the lesson. You can do this by having your student request remote control of your screen, or you could also give control to the student. The reason this is so great is because it enables students to type answers in the interactive fields (download the 'Interactive Lesson' on the lesson page) of the lesson while you watch and help them with spelling and punctuation.
I wish all you good health and hope you have a meaningful lesson exploring Pride Month in detail with your students.
- Jake from Fluentize