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A lesson on Love
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CitizenshipEnglish8th,9th Grade9-12 Grade

This lesson contains 10 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 1 video.

time-iconLesson duration is: 30 min


In this lesson, students discuss love; what makes love stories successful and happy; what are visible signs of love between two people and what might ruin a loving relationship? They focus on the love story of a young person and explore their own reactions through questions and exercises.


Tip: Watch the video yourself beforehand.

Stories that Move is a free online tool for teaching about diversity and discrimination, based on real stories and experiences of young people. You can use this lesson to introduce how Stories that Move works. If you feel inspired, have a look at, where you can register for free. An account gives access to all the Stories that Move videos and teaching materials.

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A lesson on Love

Slide 1 - Slide

Introduce the topic

Take a photo of your paper and send it in.

Slide 2 - Open question

  1. Ask your learners to grab a piece of paper and write down the word LOVE vertically. 
  2. Then ask them to find nouns, verbs or adjectives beginning with each letter of the word LOVE. The words should be related to love and relationships.
  3. Let them submit a photograph of their paper. (Students can also answer by typing in their answer if it is not possible to send in pictures)
Finish this slide by discussing some answers.

How can two people show their love? 
How can others see if two people are in love?

Slide 3 - Open question

Discuss the answers with the class. 

You can ask an additional question like:
- How can others see if two people are in love?

What might play a role when 
two people can’t show their love?

Slide 4 - Open question

Having considered joyful love stories, now ask your students to think about factors that can ruin a loving relationship.

Discuss which are ‘external’ and ‘internal’ that have influence on love and relationships. Place them together if necessary.

Slide 5 - Video

Start the interactive video about Nick (Ukraine, 18). The video is paused at certain times for an interactive question.
Don't forget to turn on the sound and subtitles.

Nick talks about the discrimination he faces as a homosexual in Ukraine.

How do you think Nick and his 
boyfriend reacted in this situation?

Slide 6 - Open question

Discuss the responses
Pick one word that expresses your feelings about this story

Slide 7 - Mind map

Discuss the responses

Students are often inclined to judge or analyse the story. The aim of this exercise is to reflect on their own response to this personal story. Ask the learners to write down one word that describes how they felt watching the clip.

Why is it important to have events like the
ones Nick mentions and to take part in them?

Slide 8 - Open question

Discuss the responses
Which circumstances 
influenced Nicks relationship?

Slide 9 - Mind map

Discuss the responses. 
Place them together if necessary.
Do you want to learn more about how discrimination works and how it influences young people's love lives?
Go to
learning path Facing discrimination

Slide 10 - Slide

A possible follow-up to this lesson is to do Learning Path 2: The machinery of discrimination in the Stories that Move toolbox. Here students can choose another voice to learn about how discrimination works and how it influenced their life.

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