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The Lavender Menace

This lesson covers the contributions of the Lavender Menace, or Lesbian Feminist movement, of the 19
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Kinsey & Heteronormativity: Changing Understanding of Human Sexuality

In this lesson, students will learn about 20th century biologist Alfred Kinsey and his famed researc
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Crash Course in Intersectionality

This lesson serves to introduce students the concept of intersectionality to help them gain a new fr
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National AIDS Memorial Part III

This lesson seeks to bridge students’ own experiences with mourning and healing to those of people a
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Aids Activism: Voices Left Out Part II

This lesson seeks to highlight the ways that people of color and women were marginalized within AIDS
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AIDS Crisis & Government Role Part I

This lesson plan seeks to examine the ways in which the United States government ignored a disease t
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LGBTQ+ Global Policy

This lesson is meant to expand awareness of LGBTQ+ people in a global context and introduce both the
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Shifting Gender Roles in the US: 1870 Until Now

This lesson seeks to explore how the industrial revolution changed perceptions of gender roles durin
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The Lavender Scare

How did the conditions of the Cold War lead to the criminalization of LGBTQ Americans?
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A Place in the Middle

A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE is the true story of a young girl in Hawaiʻi
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Intersectionality

This lesson serves to introduce students the concept of intersectionality to help them better exami
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Unheard Voices: Stories of LGBT History

At the core of the program are brief audio interviews with individuals who bore witness to or helped
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Gay and Lesbian Life under Nazi Rule: The Legacy of Paragraph 175

Examine personal testimonies in order to understand what conditions were like for gay and lesbian pe
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When Did it Happen? LGBT History Lesson

Use this interactive lesson as a fun way to explore a timeline of important people and events in U.S
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Janet Miller – Organize

Moved by the statistics, Miller made an impassioned plea to her colleagues that it was their respons
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Live Out Loud

This set of lesson plans explore issues ranging from using the arts as activism to building coalitio
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Expanding Gender: Youth Out Front

"Expanding Gender" is a collection of documentaries produced by Youth in Motion through Frameline. T
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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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Bio Sports Poem Lesson Plan

This lesson plan explores the lives of important sports figures with disabilities that succeeded in
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Disabilities Studies for Teachers

This website offers a number of lesson plans for high school students.  All of the lesson plans are
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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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Walt Disney smiling

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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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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Winning the Right to Marry: Historical Parallels

In this lesson, students explore marriage bans for same-sex couples within the context of earlier pr
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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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Two Spirits

Fred Martinez was nádleehí, a male-bodied person with a feminine nature, a special gift according to
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Tres Gotas de Agua

Tres madres inmigrantes Latinas hablan sobre el proceso de sus hijos(as) al declararse gay o "salir
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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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Out in the Silence

Follow the story of a small American town confronting a firestorm of controversy ignited by a same-s
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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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In My Shoes: Stories of Youth with LGBT Parents

In a time when LGBT families are debated and attacked in the media, courts and Congress, from school
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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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