Why and how did activists respond to the AIDS crisis of the 1980s?

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

Overview:

In this lesson, students will engage in the historical context of the AIDS crisis of the 1980s exploring a timeline of major events and government responses to understand reasons for anger and unrest in the LGBT community. After establishing historical context, students will analyze activist responses looking specifically at different goals and methods used by the activist organization ACT-­UP/Los Angeles.

Lesson Plan Resources:

Lesson Plan

Lesson tags: 11TH GRADE, 1980S, ACTIVISM, CCSS RH 11-12.2, CCSS RH 11-12.3, CCSS RH 11-12.7, CCSS RH 11-12.9, HIV/AIDS, HOMOPHOBIA, HSS 11.11, POLITICS, RONALD REAGAN, SEXUALITY, TRANSPHOBIA
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