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Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality (Teaching Guide) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality

Teaching Guide. Edited by Annika Butler-Wall, Kim Cosier, Rachel Harper, Jeff Sapp, Jody Sokolower, and Melissa Bollow Tempel. 2016. Article topics cover what it takes at different grade levels to create a nurturing classroom, curriculum, teachers coming out, organizing beyond classroom walls, and integrating LGBTQ content into teacher education programs and ongoing teacher education.
Themes: Education, LGBT
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Women, Gays, and Other Voices of Resistance

Teaching Activity. By Jack Bareilles. Questions and teaching ideas for Chapter 19 of Voices of a People's History of the United States on the emergence and legacy of the 1960s counterculture, as well as the movements it helped create.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, LGBT, Women's History
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101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History

Book – Non-fiction. By Michele Bollinger and Dao Tran. 2012. A collection of 101 brief and accessible profiles of rebels, radicals, and fighters for social justice.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: African American, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Disability, Immigration, Labor, Language Arts, Latino, LGBT, Media, Native American, Organizing, Pacific Islander, Racism & Racial Identity, Social Class, Women's History
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I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters

Book - Non-fiction. Edited by Michael G. Long. By Bayard Rustin. Foreword by Julian Bond. 2012. The story of the behind-the-scenes strategist, organizer, and advocate of non-violence, Bayard Rustin.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, LGBT, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity
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A Young People’s History of the United States

Book - Non-fiction. By Howard Zinn with Rebecca Stefoff. 2009. 464 pages. A young adult version of the best-selling A People’s History of the United States.
Time Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, All US History
Themes: African American, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Laws & Citizen Rights, LGBT, Native American, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery, Social Class, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History
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Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

Film. Produced by Nancy Kates and Bennett Singer. 2002. 83 min. Documentary about the life of peace, labor, and civil rights activist Bayard Rustin.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, Cold War: 1945 - 1960, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Labor, LGBT, Organizing
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Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case That Made History

Film. Southern Poverty Law Center. 2010. 40 minutes. This documentary shows the devastating impact of bullying on students, in this case a gay student who works with lawyers to win a precedent setting case to create a safe place for students in school.
Themes: Laws & Citizen Rights, LGBT
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The Times of Harvey Milk

Film. Directed by Rob Epstein. 1984. 90 minutes. Documentary on the political career and assassination of Harvey Milk, San Francisco's first openly gay supervisor.
Time Periods: 20th Century
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, LGBT
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Gays in History

Poster. By Laurie Casagrande. Features 10 well-known women and men in the arts who were gay or lesbian from throughout history.
Themes: LGBT
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Americans Who Tell the Truth

Website. Portraits by Robert Shetterly and biographies of individuals who have taken a stand for justice.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: African American, Art & Music, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Disability, Environment & Food, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Latino, LGBT, Native American, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery, Social Class, Sports, Women's History
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June 28, 1969: Stonewall Riots

The Stonewall Riots occurred on June 28, 1969, when police arrived at the Stonewall Inn to arrest any individuals found to be cross-dressing.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: LGBT
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