This lesson contains 10 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 1 video.
Lesson 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 www.storiesthatmove.org, where you can register for free. An account gives access to all the Stories that Move videos and teaching materials.
Items in this lesson
A lesson on Love
Let's talk about
love and discrimination
Slide 1 - Slide
Introduce the topic
Work in pairs
Write down nouns, verbs
or adjectives beginning with each letter of the word Valentine
should be related to
love or relationships
Take a photo of your paper and send it in.
Slide 2 - Open question
Ask your learners to grab a piece of paper and write down the word VALENTINE vertically.
Then ask them to find nouns, verbs or adjectives beginning with each letter of the word VALENTINE. The words should be related to love and relationships.
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
Slide 7 - Mind map
Discuss the responses.
Place them together if necessary.
Pick one word that expresses your feelings about this story
Slide 8 - 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.
Do you want to learn more about how discrimination works
and how it influences young people's life?
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.
Have a look at www.storiesthatmove.org and set up a free account. This gives access to all the video clips and materials on Stories that Move.