High School

Equal Treatment, Equal Access

Raising awareness about people with disabilities and their struggle for equal rights.
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Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act

This lesson provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to understand the Matthew Sh
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Understanding Homophobia/Heterosexism and How to Be an Ally

Students will have the opportunity to learn more about what homophobia and heterosexism are and how
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Transgender Identity and Issues

This lesson will provide an opportunity for high school students to learn more about transgender ide
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Caitlyn Jenner and the Power of Coming Out

This high school lesson provides an opportunity for students to learn more about Caitlyn Jenner’s ex
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Wheaties Cereal

Bio Sports Poem Lesson Plan

This lesson plan explores the lives of important sports figures with disabilities that succeeded in
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President George HW Bush Signing the ADA

Government and the ADA

In the United States, achieving full equality under the law is still an ongoing struggle.
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Famous People with Disabilities

This lesson plan on Disability Community Identity helps students explore previously unknown connecti
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LGBT March in Washington DC

Stonewall and Beyond: Gay and Lesbian Issues

In this lesson, students examine the issues that now surround the quest for gay and lesbian equal ri
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Will and Grace Ad

The Gay ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s

In this lesson from The New York Times, students research and create a timeline that illustrates how
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Hate Crimes Legislation Cartoon

Hate Crimes Legislation

Teaching Tolerance provides lesson plans for upper elementary, middle school, and high schoolers foc
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Who's Voting Now Gif

The Civil Rights Act and the ADA

This lesson plan from Teaching Tolerance asks students to read and compare the language of selected
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Picture of Alan Turing

The Invisibility of LGBT People in History

This lesson plan explores the way in which LGBT people, events, and issues have been made invisible
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FDR and His Disability: Was He Successful in Concealing it?

By viewing historic photos and political cartoons, students will examine the success of FDR's attemp
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Straight from the Heart Poster

Straight from the Heart

Straight from the Heart presents simple stories about real people: a police chief who talks about ho
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Not In Our Town Northern California: When Hate Happens Here (Film With Educator Guide)

A regional look at five Northern California communities dealing with deadly hate violence reveals th
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Don’t Erase My History

A group of Bay Area youth take us on a quest for the very history that has "no name" in their school
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Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case that Made History (Film Kit)

Bullied is a documentary film that chronicles one student’s ordeal at the hands of anti-gay bullies
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All God’s Children

All God's Children presents a political, social, and religious analysis of sexual orientation within
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Straightlaced: How Gender’s Got Us All Tied Up (Film With Curriculum Guide)

From girls confronting popular messages about culture and body image to boys who are sexually active
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Picture of Harry Hay

Visionaries & Victories: Early Leaders in the LGBT Movement

In the late 1940s — a time of violence and oppression against gays and lesbians — activist and labor
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The Coming Out Series (Video Series)

  The Pye/Harris Legacy Project (PHLP) was inspired by Ed Pye and Bob Harris, a couple who met
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YO Youth Disability History Resource Page

An incredible collection of lessons, activities, and videos focusing on Disability History.
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Gay America by Linas Alsenas (Book)

Milestones of gay and lesbian life in the United States are brought together in the first-ever nonfi
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