The Long Struggle for LGBTQ+ Civil Rights

Academics analyze 10 primary documents and photos to create a timeline of the LQBTQ+ movement. The activity includes an online worksheet. Scholars also participate in a group discussion to understand the long struggle the LGBTQ+ community has suffered to obtain equal rights. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Guide a group discussion on how civil rights for minority groups has expanded over time
  • Compare the activism of the civil rights movement to that of the LQBTQ+ movement 
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires Internet access to complete the lesson
  • Primary source documents contain words that are no longer socially acceptable to use
  • Resource is great to pair with a unit on civil rights or the LGBTQ+ community 
  • The activity is perfect for remote learning 
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