Conversation Class
Lesson Plan


Date: 09/21/2010

Class theme/topics discussed:
Gay Marriage

How did you pick this theme or topic?
There was a talk about this topic and my students wanted to talk about it.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
First we talked about the laws in both the United States and the Spanish speaking countries. Then, one of my students, who was organizing the talk, took over and moderated the debate for and against gay marriage and whether or not gay people should be able to donate blood.

How did students react?
They love this kind of debates and this one was especially intense and great!

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they did!

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Just a debate.

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

Why or why not?
They love debating and if it’s a controversial topic it’s even better!