Born Gay

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Is a person's sexual orientation determined at birth? With the informative website, scholars prepare for a debate about the topic. They learn the top pro and con arguments and read through a historical timeline of homosexuality. They also explore theories and peer-reviewed studies on the origin of sexual orientation.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Consider providing a safe space for individuals to retreat to during impassioned debates
  • Review guidelines and expectations for having respectful conversations about controversial topics 
Classroom Considerations
  • Proceed with caution due to the sensitive nature of the topic 
  • Each student requires his or her own computer with Internet access 
  • Includes a list of 478 gay animals and related links for further exploration of the topic 
  • Conveniently groups pros and cons by category for pupils to easily access information 
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