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ERIC Number: EJ824198
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0093-3104
Teaching about Homophobia in a High School Civics Course
Marchman, Brian K.
Theory and Research in Social Education, v30 n2 p302-305 Spr 2002
"Homophobia Prevention" is a two-week social studies mini-unit. The purpose of this mini-unit is to raise awareness and understanding levels surrounding heterosexism and heterosexual privilege. Additional student goals for the mini-unit include forming connections between heterosexism and other forms of oppression, as well as identifying homophobia as an issue of social justice. Through the mini-unit, students come to understand prejudgments about homosexuality and the historical context of present day homophobia, and they gain an understanding of the destructive consequences of homophobia. Lessons include a reflective writing assignment, a class dialogue, relevant video programs, selected readings, and other student activities. A list of "Homophobia Prevention" mini-unit instructional resources is also provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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