Week 10-Marriage & LGBTQ Issues


1. Jigsaw what state-level initiatives have been surrounding marriage.
2. Read 2 the following articles surrounding marriage equality:

We’ll have a discussion on these articles on Friday.


Gay-Straight Alliance presentation


1. Just an FYI…today is the day the Supreme Court hears the Town of Greece v. Galloway case. Here is the Oyez “deep-dive” on the case. Here is the press briefing released on C-SPAN from this morning.

2. Supreme Court cases

3. Look through the Pew Research group’s data on attitudes towards same-sex marriage.
Which groups have changed most significantly? Which groups have changed least?

Current Events—really current!! Add these stories to your perspectives data-table.

What are the state and federal benefits given to married couples?


How does learning multiple perspectives influence your own? Line-up discussion. (1 on 1)

It Gets Better” by the Pixar employees

Family Research Institute of Wisconsin video, 2005 (on DVD)


Visual Representation of Same-sex marriage perspectives


Week 9: Same-Sex Marriage


Opening written reflection: What are the range of perspectives that exist surrounding same-sex marriage? How have you learned/heard about them? What is your thinking regarding same-sex marriage? How would your parents answer that same question?

Tuesday & Wednesday (10/29-30)

Modern History of the gay rights movement in the US: American Experience: Stonewall Uprising

Thursday 10/31 

Collecting perspectives…

1. Mike Huckabee on the Daily Show

2. Same Love music video

3. Shouting Fire

Friday 11/1

1. Where do states stand on same-sex marriage laws?

2. Do some in-depth research on two regions of the US regarding laws and ballot initiatives.