Teaching the LGBT Movement from 1950 to the Present

FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Inquiry; Analyzing Point-of-View & Purpose; Developing Empathy; Empowering Informed Action

DATE: Nov. 16, 2016
TIME: 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. EST
FEE: Free

LGBT history has long been absent from US history textbooks—an oversight that does a disservice to our students and to all Americans. In this webinar we’ll explore the history of the movement to secure and expand LGBT rights over the last 70 years, starting with the birth of an organized movement during the anti-communist years of the 1950s and wrapping up with Obergefell v. Hodges, the momentous Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage in the United States. Along the way, we’ll also discuss the significance of Stonewall, Harvey Milk, the AIDs epidemic of the ’80s and ’90s, and other key turning points, as well as situate the movement as a whole within the larger context of social protest, activism, and the expansion of civil rights in the postwar era. Finally, we’ll conclude with a variety of age-appropriate classroom resources that can help you bring more LGBT voices to your curriculum.


Open to all K-12 educators.



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