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LGBTQIA Virtual Class

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Copy the assignment from Sharon's learning log into your own.


_Week 9 LGBTQIA+ Class Spring 2021 (2).docx  



LGBTQIA+ Students and Bullying Week 10


Week 9  Assignment due Tuesday, November 9 by 4 p.m.






Class Opener: Who invented/created/designed the Rainbow Flag?

 Rainbow Flag

1. Before learning its story-the history-why do you think the Gay Pride flag is a rainbow?



TEAMS asked everyone:  

"Have you thought about inventing something new or changing something?"


Everything we see, purchase, use and depend on or dislike is a creation of someone's idea(s). Humans create.

Most of us do not know who created the flag, when or why. Here's the story of its history and creator. 



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If you cannot open the link to the obituary, 

Google Gilbert Baker and click the link to the NY Times obituary. 



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Video takes 30-60 seconds to load-- BE READY TO WAIT FOR IT TO OPEN.



If you cannot open this link, CHANGE BROWSERS and try MICROSOFT EDGE, BING, CHROME. 





2. Bullet list six facts or ideas you learned about the CREATOR AND the RAINBOW FLAG from THE RESOURCES.




Workshop 1: Impacts of Bullying and Anti-LGBTQIA Bias


3. Does any of the information from the 2019 Survey below, remind you of what did or might have occurred to kids in your high school?


Information from the 2019 Executive Report National School Climate Survey with data and infographics


  • 84.9% of students heard "gay" used in a negative way at school; 91.4% reported feeling distressed by the use of that language.


  • 56.9% reported hearing homophobic remarks from teachers or other school staff;


  • 56.9% reported hearing negative remarks about their gender expression from teachers or other school staff.


  • 31.8% missed at least one day of school in the past month because they felt unsafe or uncomfortable at school.


  • Students who experienced higher levels of victimization in school because of sexual orientation or gender expression were more than twice as likely to report they did not intend to pursue post-secondary education.



READ--The list of three recommendations is at the bottom of this brief article. If you think the information may be difficult to read, please go directly to the bottom of the page to those 3 points.

external image Polybooks.png  Hostile Hallways: Sexual Harassment


4Rewrite THE THREE RECOMMENDATIONS reported in Hostile Hallways: Sexual Harassment as you think you would say them to middle and high school students in conversations about how to stop sexual harassment and provide a safe school environment.

5. Were any of these three recommendations publicly stated in schools you attended before college?




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Read FAQs and view video to learn about California's FAIR Education Act

The Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful Education Act, Senate Bill 48 in California, updates prior laws requiring representation in public school learning resources of diverse populations' contributions to the development of the United States and the state of California. “Pacific Islanders, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, and persons with disabilities” are included in this bill.

6. Compose a haiku or a tweet to succinctly explain the purpose of the FAIR Education Act delineated in the video.

You do not need to send the tweet to anyone.

7. In a sentence, summarize the information from 'What Does the Law Say, Exactly?

 (Scroll below the video to FAIR Education Act FAQs.) 




Workshop 2: How Do We Make KNOWN A Person's Accomplishments?





Whose History/Whose Science revealed that GROUNDBREAKING WOMEN, women who MADE THE FUTURE, are never mentioned in math, science, history, English, engineering, medicine, art and STEM classes for K-12 students. THEY HAVE BEEN WRITTEN OUT OF THE HISTORY OF THEIR FIELDS.



The same lack of knowledge EXISTS for people in the LGBTQIA community, people whose lives made history, whose names and accomplishments ought to be known for their work and we do. not know them







This Canva comic by Tyler Volpe-Knock introduces Barbara Gittings, known as the Mother of Gay Rights.




It is your creative thought we would like to invite to this week's design!

Jamboard in the G Suite tools we have in our UMASS google resources could be used for this creation, or poems with pictures, comics, or a Frayer model. You choose!


We will add your creation to the pages on the history wiki teaching about these people and we will credit the items to you, the designer. Your work will provide models and inspiration for students of all ages who want to know about these people. 




8. Select ONE PERSON from the list below to design a Canva poster, google slide, Jamboard or a creative display about.

                Highlight 4 - 6 aspects of the person's life and accomplishments.

                           Insert your design into the learning log or email it.


Here are history makers, science, STEM and space pioneers, political voices, a code breaker whose ideas are part of the internet and devices we carry, and an athlete of astonishing skills. 


Bayard Rustin


Langston Hughes


Alan Turing


Sally Ride


Harvey Milk


Babe Didrikson Zaharias


Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera




Big Idea Closer: ALL KINDS of people contribute ideas, inventions and information to our lives 



Women are scientists, inventors, researchers, explorers, creators and society changers.


LGBTQIA people whose contributions are unknown or less known as athletes, scientists, inventors, researchers, explorers, creators and trailblazers and we should know who they are. 


9. Where in your social media, readings, viewings, podcasts or streaming services, movies, TV, do you find information and resources that keep you up to date about LGBTQIA individuals making new inventions, working in politics, designing, composing, creating-- all influencing our world today and in the future?




















Multimodal ways to learn?

Playing games online or in person?

Writing comics, poems, stories

Drawing, illustrating, or making posters or Frayer models?

Filming stop motion animations to illustrate math/story/writing?

Paper airplane folding or juggling for math and physics or to open a tutoring session before doing what is school assigned?








View, Analyze and Evaluate Public Service Announcements--PSAs



Public Service Announcements (PSAs)ORIGINALLY CREATED for use before and during WWII in the U.S. and the U.K.teach people! 

 USING humor or empathy PSAS connect VIEWERS to someone's feelings to understand a situation through OTHERS' eyes


PSAs are a way to  have students discuss roles and the possible choices when they are bullied or when they see others being bullied.


Choose 4 from these 8 to view and rank (EVALUATE) each one according to the criteria below. 


Explain your reasons for the ranking (evaluation).


As a teacher, tutor, leader:


  • I would show this video to students because I think it will influence more inclusive, respectful behavior (A)


  • I might show this video to students because I think it could influence more inclusive, respectful behavior (B)


  • I would not show this video to students because I think it will not influence more inclusive, respectful behavior (C OR BELOW)


Create a chart or a display of information about the four videos you view: create this by hand or using any app or online device. Make the chart or display easy to understand your rankings of these videos and add comments explaining your reasons for your choices.


Your design will give you information about how you might ask students to design a chart or display if you did this ranking activity as a class experience.


It's Not Acceptable


Middle Schoolers Win International Award with Anti-Bullying Video


Bullying Jr: Burger King's Anti-Bullying Ad is an Eye-Opener


Hilary Duff and Wanda Sykes Videos from GLSEN and the Ad Council


Because of You and Honest Yearbook


How Challenging That's So Gay Made a School Safer


The Price of Silence


Mrs. Dudley's Class Presents "Bully-Free Zone"









NOT the assignment:




 New Site Collects Reports of Anti-Asian American Sentiment Amid Coronvirus Pandemic




2017 School Climate in Massachusetts 

Who Made the Rainbow Flag?


Go here to learn the history other Flags

  • The American Flag
  • Juneteenth Flag
  • Women's Suffrage Flag
  • Black Eagle Flag


Why Nike Has Ignited So Much Controversy by Using the Betsy Ross Flag?


Class 10 LGBTQIA Virtual Class 20.docx




Class 10 has an Opener, 2 Workshops with Questions to Answer and a Big Idea Closer


Workshop 1: The Impacts of Bullying and Anti-LGBTQIA Bias


Workshop 2: How Do We Make Known A Person's Accomplishments?


Big Idea CloserALL KINDS of people contribute ideas, inventions and information to our lives



the video explanation of the google doodle





the text about the doodle. 

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9. Bullet list 5-6 new facts you did not know before seeing the google doodle and viewing the video.



TUTORING and SELF-TUTORING REFLECTIONS this week for the Learning Log.


A new language for learning is what TEAMS teaches--interesting, interactive, mind capturing ways of learning.


Are any of these part of the tutoring /self-tutoring you are doing to assist learning?

How might you use specific ones of these to enhance experiences tutoring others? 





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