3 Jun 2022

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Foster inclusivity in the classroom, at home, and in everyday life in honor of Pride Month

June, recognized as Pride Month for many around the world, is a beautiful time to recognize our LGBTQIA+/ Queer community.

This month we honor those who have paved the way for others to live unabashedly in their truth, and celebrate those who have shared their lives, culture, talents, and more. Read on or check out our collection from Kahoot! Academy Verified creators and partners to learn how you can foster inclusivity and celebrate every member of the LGBTQIA+ community – whether in the classroom, at home or just in everyday life.

 

Language matters: Learn how to address members of the LGBTQIA+ community 

LGBTQIA+ community or Queer community is an umbrella term for those whose sexual orientation is not heterosexual and those who do not identify as cisgender. Learn the proper language, terms, and definitions by playing this kahoot on LGBTQIA+cabulary. You can also brush up your gender literacy by playing this kahoot about sexuality and gender identity from Kahoot! Academy Verified creator Eveline Beuhlmann

Learning these terms not only shows respect and empathy, it also helps us gain more confidence and awareness to be better allies. This kahoot from Drops Language Learning explores each letter of the LGBTQIA+ alphabet with video content and discussion questions. After you learn what each letter means, learn how to say them and more in 35+ languages with Drops!

Follow up: Discuss kids’ familiarity with terms from the LGBTQIA+ community. Challenge them to think of ones that have recently changed to more accurately define the diverse members of the community.

Gender Literacy Part One

Explore gender terminology and gender roles in this kahoot from Kahoot! Academy Verified creator Eveline Beuhlmann. 

The Rainbow Alphabet

This Kahoot from Drops Language Learning explores each letter of the LGBTQ+ alphabet with video content and discussion questions. 

Honor the history & historic efforts 

How much do you know about the discriminatory practices and policies our LGBTQIA+ community have faced? It’s important to always acknowledge the monumental victories so we remember our cause for celebration. Play this kahoot in Kahoot!+ AccessPass to learn about landmark cases in the LGBTQIA+ community and the immense obstacles in laws and policies that our LGBTQIA+ community has had to overcome.

What about the ladies that have also made and continue to make history with the work they do in their community? Play this kahoot to learn about some of the phenomenal drag queens that are changing the world through their dedication and hardwork. 

As we thrive to become more inclusive and welcoming, we must also acknowledge that many past terms are not only outdated, they are also incorrect and harmful. As the saying goes – they’re history. Update your knowledge of more current and accurate terms with the kahoot Say this, Not that.

Follow up: Search for other discriminatory practices, laws, and policies and learn the names of those who have fought for equality and equity. Discuss the impact these policies would have on our LGBTQIA+ community and society as a whole.

Say this, Not that

Review terms that are outdated and learn correct terms that are inclusive and empowering for our LGBTQIA+ community.

All Hail, the Queens!

Test your knowledge of these amazing drag queens and their ongoing, incredible contributions in the LGBTQ+ community. 

Become an advocate and ally!

Now that we’ve learned the correct terms and history, what should we do with that information? Members of the LGBTQIA+ community include Black, Latinx, Native or Asian, and they may also be disabled or come from lower income areas. Educate yourself and others about implicit biases with this kahoot from Kahoot! Academy partner Ad Council to see how these communities may be affected, and recognize how you can advocate for change.

Allies and advocates understand and appreciate the language spoken in the communities they fight alongside. In this kahoot learn how African-American Vernacular English beautifully intertwines and heavily influences, what social media influencer Dean Modah calls – Gay Vocabulary. 

With your students’ or children’s’ newfound knowledge of anti-LGBTQIA+ policies, history, and terms use this course from Kahoot!+ AccessPass to continue learning about the amazing contributions of the LGBTQIA+ community and how they can advocate for others.

Follow up: Discuss why it’s important to be allies for and with the LGBTQIA+ community, and what are some other ways to be involved to create systemic change.

Celebrating Pride Month!

Learn about the contributions and discriminatory practices faced by the LGBTQ+ community in this Kahoot!+ AccessPass course.

We hope these suggestions provide you with ways you, your students, and children can reflect on Pride Month and our LGBTQIA+ community around the world. 

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