Event Title

An Analysis and Lesson Plan of Queerness Across Media

Faculty Advisor

Molly Robey

Graduation Year

2022

Location

Room E103, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

4-4-2020 11:15 AM

End Date

4-4-2020 11:30 AM

Description

I will present a course unit I have designed on queer media representation that would be taught as part of an upper level high school or intermediate level college course. This course unit includes films, plays, and songs that represent a variety of genres and perspectives on issues of identity in the LGBTQ community. To create this lesson plan, I drew upon research in educational studies, literary studies, and queer theory, especially Donald Hall's understanding of queer reading and pedagogy as breaking categorical identity boundaries. For my presentation, I will present an overview of the course unit, explaining the educational strategies and objectives of the various approaches I incorporate. I will look specifically at how I will teach the film But I’m A Cheerleader! and the play The Laramie Project in the course. I developed this lesson plan, because there is currently a lack of queer representation in classrooms.

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Apr 4th, 11:15 AM Apr 4th, 11:30 AM

An Analysis and Lesson Plan of Queerness Across Media

Room E103, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

I will present a course unit I have designed on queer media representation that would be taught as part of an upper level high school or intermediate level college course. This course unit includes films, plays, and songs that represent a variety of genres and perspectives on issues of identity in the LGBTQ community. To create this lesson plan, I drew upon research in educational studies, literary studies, and queer theory, especially Donald Hall's understanding of queer reading and pedagogy as breaking categorical identity boundaries. For my presentation, I will present an overview of the course unit, explaining the educational strategies and objectives of the various approaches I incorporate. I will look specifically at how I will teach the film But I’m A Cheerleader! and the play The Laramie Project in the course. I developed this lesson plan, because there is currently a lack of queer representation in classrooms.