How similar were the origins and methods of gay rights campaigners to that of other minority groups in the 1960s? It’s a question, so it needs a ? underlined LOs: 1. To identify similarities and differences between origins of movements 2. To identify similarities and differences between methods of movement 3. To explain the impact of the Stonewall riots
What were the roots of the Stonewall Riots? • What happened 28th June 1969? • What was the impact of the riots?
Tasks: Use the timeline, A3 Pearsonhandout and the rest of the A4 booklet to complete each box: The history of discrimination against gay rights: What problems did they face and how was their experience different to that of other minority groups? 1950s and early 60s movement: Describe the features of this movement and its successes and limitations? Refer to the Mattachine Society. The birth of the gay rights movement: What occurred in June 1969 and what impact did this have on the gay rights movement? The legacy of Stonewall: How did campaigns change after Stonewall, what was achieved and what remained an obstacle? Challenge: Begin to complete the Venn diagram for all minority campaigns.
““Minority Rights campaigners mimicked the tactics of the black civil rights movement.” How far do you agree with this statement? Agree Strongly Agree You cannot sit on the fence! Disagree Strongly Disagree
Making comparisons: • Complete the Venn diagram to show similarities and differences. • Write a judgement to answer the question, “Minority Rights campaigners mimicked the tactics of the black civil rights movement.” How far do you agree? • Who achieved the most over the time period and why was this? • What were the main factors that brought about change? Challenge: How accurate is it to say that minority rights campaigns achieved considerable success in the years 1945–70? 
Possible exam questions • To what extent did Gay Americans draw on the tactics and resources of Black Americans in their struggle for Civil Rights? • How far do you agree that Homosexuals had made significant gains in their fight for civil rights by 1980? • How accurate is it to say that minority rights campaigns achieved considerable success in the years 1960–80?
Homework • Complete any outstanding notes • FonerGive me Liberty! Be prepared to answer the focus questions.