Kathleen Neumann, Maine Historical Society, Cumberland County
6-8, 9-12, Postsecondary
- Social Studies -- History
- The People/Peopling of Maine
This lesson presents an overview of the history of the LGBTQ community in Maine and the U.S., including the ways in which attitudes towards the LGBTQ community have changed over time, some of the ways LGBTQ people have faced discrimination and unfair treatment, and some of the moments in Maine and U.S. history that inspired LGBTQ people and their allies to fight for equality and LGBTQ rights.
- Students will gain an understanding of the history of LGBTQ people in Maine and the U.S. and the LGBTQ rights movement. Students will be able to identify and describe moments in Maine and U.S. history that inspired LGBTQ people and their allies to fight for equality and LGBTQ rights. Students will answer questions about information from secondary and primary sources through close looking and hypothesizing. Students will examine and analyze primary source documents, art, and objects, and use the sources provided to draw informed conclusions and ask informed questions about the LGBTQ community in Maine and the United States.