Under the Radar: Identity Politics and “Passing”

Source: Live Out Loud
Subject: History
Topic:  Integrated
Grade Levels: High School: 11th Grade

Overview:

Students will learn about Billy Tipton, an American jazz musician and bandleader. He was born Dorothy Lucille Tipton. After his death, Billy was discovered to be female assigned at birth. Students will discuss whether you can be both out and “in the closet” and debate whether it was okay for Billy Tipton’s family to “out” him as trans after his death.

Lesson Plan Resources:

Lesson Plan

Lesson tags: 11TH GRADE, GENDER, GENDER EXPRESSION, SEXUALITY
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