Winning the Right to Marry: Historic Parallels

Source: Anti-Defamation League
Subject: History
Topic:  Integrated
Grade Levels: Middle School: 8th Grade; High School: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Overview:

In this lesson, students explore marriage bans for same-sex couples within the context of earlier prohibitions, and use these historical parallels to determine the fairness of those restrictions. Students listen to the story of an individual who was personally affected by marriage restrictions and fought to change the law in his state. They then analyze similarities and differences in cases that dealt with marriage restrictions and the road to victory.

Lesson Plan Resources:

Lesson Plan

Lesson tags: 10TH GRADE, 11TH GRADE, 12TH GRADE, 8TH GRADE, 9TH GRADE, CIVIL RIGHTS, FAMILY, GENDER, MARRIAGE EQUALITY, POLITICS, RACE, RELIGION, SEXUALITY
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