How did Bayard Rustin’s identity shape his beliefs and actions?

Source: UCLA History Geography Project
Subject: History
Topic:  Integrated
Grade Levels: High School: 11th Grade

Overview:

In this lesson, students will examine primary sources to understand how Bayard Rustin’s identity shaped and influenced his actions as a Civil Rights leaders. They will participate in whole group discussions and small group work to deepen their knowledge on who Bayard Rustin is and how his identity as a gay man affected his life as an advocate. They will demonstrate their learning by writing an argumentative essay answering the inquiry question.

Lesson Plan Resources:

Lesson Plan

Lesson tags: 11TH GRADE, ACTIVISM, BAYARD RUSTIN, CCSS RH 11-12.1, CCSS RH 11-12.3, CCSS SL 11-12.3, CCSS W 11-12.1, CIVIL RIGHTS, HSS 11.10, POLITICS, RACE, SEXUALITY
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