The Exclusion of LGBT People from Societal Institutions: In-Group, Out-Group
Source: Anti-Defamation League
Grade Levels: Middle School: 8th Grade; High School: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
In this lesson, students explore the concept of exclusion on personal and societal levels. After participating in an exercise in which they experience the effects of inclusion/exclusion in a social situation, students do reflective writing in response to historical photographs depicting the exclusion of various groups in society. In the final part of the lesson, students identify ways in which LGBT people are currently excluded from societal institutions, listen to interviews of LGBT people describing their experiences with discrimination and create portraits of the interview subjects that reflect what they have learned.