Stonewall Riots

Source: Stanford History Education Group
Subject: History
Topic:  Integrated
Grade Levels: High School: 11th Grade

Overview:

In the early hours of June 28, 1969, a police raid of the Stonewall Inn exploded into a riot when patrons of the LGBT bar resisted arrest and clashed with police. The Stonewall Riots are widely considered to be the start of the LGBT rights movement in the United States. In this lesson, students analyze four documents to answer the question: What caused the Stonewall Riots?

Lesson Plan Resources:

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Lesson tags: 11TH GRADE, 1960S, ACTIVISM, CIVIL RIGHTS, GENDER, GENDER EXPRESSION, HOMOPHOBIA, MARSHA P JOHNSON, POLICE, POLITICS, SEXUALITY, STONEWALL RIOTS, SYLVIA RIVERA, TRANSPHOBIA
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