LGBTQ+ History & Pride: Engaging Lessons

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Learn about prominent LGBTQ+ people and about historical events that were part of the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement with these lessons.

A Look at LGBTQ+ History and Prominent LGBTQ+ People

A flexible lesson plan to help students learn about LGBTQ+ history and to see a diverse range of LGBTQ+ people. [3 - 6]

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Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Women of Color: The Stonewall Inn and the Modern LGBTQ+ Movement

This lesson highlights four transgender and gender non-conforming women of color – Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, Miss Major and Stormé DeLarverie and their role in transgender and LGBTQ+ history. [5 - 8]

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Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag with Symbols of Us: Identity Capes and Flags

The book, PRIDE: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders looks at the hopes that Milk had for LGBTQ+ people and the Pride flag. Afterwards, students will create an original flag or cape design representing their own identities. [3 - 5]

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Welcoming Schools Lesson Plan: What is Pride?

In this lesson, students will understand and relate to the many ways that we can feel pride and be proud of ourselves. They will have the opportunity to explore why June is called “Pride Month'' and why it is important to the LGBTQ+ community.

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