For this paper (Lesson Plan PDF), the purpose is to teach how to use MLA or APA citation methods while having the students research possible topics that handle important dates for the LGBT community.
Here is a list of sample resources for you to use as possible examples of good resources for this paper:
- GLSEN History Month Resources
- Timeline of LGBT History
- Gay America: Struggle for Equality
- Gay Life & Culture: A World History
Another possible teaching method on resources is how to use Wikipedia as a resource. How this can work is that during a class period, you can have your students go to the LGBT History Month wikipedia page that they would like and to click on the links in the Reference area and the External Links areas.
Sample Research Topics
Since there isn’t a simple go to list of topics, here is an easy list of LGBT Historical events:
This paper should help to promote the understanding of historical events for the LGBT community as well as how to use proper citation. I would suggest use the Purdue OWL Website to as a good website as a reference site for teaching students how to use MLA or APA citation.