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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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What is Marriage Equality?

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to explore marriage equality, gain background infor
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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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Famous People with Disabilities

This lesson plan on Disability Community Identity helps students explore previously unknown connecti
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Hate Crimes Legislation

Teaching Tolerance provides lesson plans for upper elementary, middle school, and high schoolers foc
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Activism and Legislation

This lesson plan from Teaching Tolerance asks students to read and compare the language of two oral
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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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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?

Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Disability: Was He Successful in Concealing It? You Decide! Update
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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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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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YO Youth Disability History Resource Page

An incredible collection of lessons, activities, and videos focusing on Disability History.
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