Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution.

Christopher Street Liberation Day

Overview

Pair the picture book, Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution., with primary sources to have students consider multiple perspectives as they build knowledge of this historic event in LGBTQ+ rights movement. After students can read the summary of the Equality Act, which passed in the House but has not moved out of committee in the Senate, and one or more comments on it published in the Congressional Record. Encourage students who feel passionately about the Equality Act to write to their Senators to share their thoughts.

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Grade

Elementary, Middle School

Subjects

Civics, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Length

40-60 minutes

Topics

Christopher Street, Equality Act, Gay Pride, legislation, LGBTQ+, LGBTQ+ rights, New York City, protest, Stonewall

Author

Tom Bober

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