Eleven brief but enlightening PowerPoint®
presentations introduce students to 20th-century people and events in order to highlight the struggles, achievements, and historical significance of African Americans, women, those with disabilities, and gay people. Topics: The AIDS epidemic, Allen Ginsberg and the Beat Movement, Billie Jean King and the fight for equality in womens sports, Bayard Rustin and the civil rights movement, Cole Porter and Aaron Copland, famous people with disabilities (Helen Keller, FDR, Stephen Hawking, Temple Grandin), Harvey Milk and the gay liberation movement, Larry Kramer, The Stonewall Uprising, the Nazi persecution of the "pink triangles," and the Harlem Renaissance. Grades 6–12. Social Studies School Service. ©2012.
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