I am really looking forward to this unit. I am expecting fireworks! I have planned in a lot of group and class discussions because this is such a topical debate and one that is very current to our students. So I am going to use this opportunity to delve into what they really know and think about issues such as gender neutral identity and equality of men and women.
I will be setting out my discussions clearly with ground rules:
- No talking over each other
- Be respectful and polite to opposing views
- Explain and justify your reasons for your view
- Back up with examples
- Do not talk when someone else is
I am also giving them a work sheet so that any quiet students, who do not wish to speak during discussions, can involve themselves by writing down their views and the views of other students. I am going to play the role of board scribe (to document relevant points) and facilitator. See discussion tips for more ideas.
Preview of Lesson Plan:
A3 Birds and the Bees worksheet. Students must define the words from their own understanding.