Movements for Equality

Lesson 14


Alternate Unit 5

1st Grade

Lesson 14 of 28


Explain why the Stonewall Inn is an important part of the LGBTQ+ movement.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution by Rob Sanders and illustrated by Jamey Christoph 

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Discussion & Writing Prompt

Why is the Stonewall Inn an important part of the LGBTQ+ movement?

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Key Questions

  • How did New York City’s Greenwich Village change? Give multiple examples.

  • How did Greenwich Village continue to change?

  • Who came to the Stonewall Inn? Why?

  • What does it mean that others were not as accepting? What did they believe?

  • What does it mean that people stood defiantly in the street? Why were they standing defiantly?

  • What does it mean that the anger grew into a smoldering resistance? Why did this happen?

  • What happened at the Stonewall Uprising? Why was it important?

  • What happened on June 28, 1970? Why was this important?

  • How are things different at the Stonewall Inn now?




to believe or understand that a different opinion or explanation is correct



willing to challenge, resist, or fight something



the refusal to accept or follow something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument

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Common Core Standards

  • RI.1.3 — Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
  • RI.1.8 — Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.

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