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LGBTQ+ Themed Virtual Field Trips: High School

Live Virtual Field Trips for High School Classes

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space MuseumMuseum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the HolocaustNew-York Historical Societyand The Paley Center for Media are excited to offer the following free live virtual field trips for students in grades 9 through 12. Register now at the links below!

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Impacts of Inclusion: A Discussion of Military Policies

Who serves in the military? Whose stories do we hear? During the 31 years the Intrepid was in service from 1943-1974, Navy policies often echoed cultural shifts within the United States, impacting the diversity of the ship's crew. After the Intrepid’s end of service, Navy policy changes continued, not only centered on BIPOC and women, but LGBTQ+ service members. Developed with SAGEVets, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will lead students through an investigation of why certain stories may be missing in history and the policies that affected the inclusion of people of all backgrounds in the armed forces. Using the Intrepid's archival collection and oral history clips of veterans, students will explore Navy changes in policy during Intrepid’s time of service and compare the experience of Intrepid sailors to LGBTQ+ veterans who served under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

  • Register by emailing ghall@intrepidmuseum.org. Include the name of this LGBTQ+ live virtual field trip, your name, school name and address, grade, number of students participating, and 2-3 dates and times that work best for your class.
  • Pre- and post-trip lessons

The Paley Center for Media

LGBTQ+ Activism (FULLY BOOKED)

During this live virtual field trip, The Paley Center for Media will focus on some of the 20th century activists who took part in the struggle for LGBTQ+ rights and how the media impacted public views about the LBGTQ+ community. Through the exploration of a variety of media sources, students will examine how Harvey Milk, Bayard Rustin, and the ACT UP organization were portrayed in the mainstream media, and how their portrayal help shift public opinion, awareness, and appreciation from invisible to visible.

  • (Waitlist spots only!) Register by emailing eduny@paleycenter.org. Include the name of the LGBTQ+ live virtual field trip you want to schedule, your name, school name and address, grade, number of students participating, and 2-3 dates and times that work best for your class.
  • Pre- and post-trip lessons

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Persecution of Gay Men in Nazi Germany (FULLY BOOKED)

This live virtual field trip with the Museum of Jewish Heritage will introduce students to the history of Nazi persecution of various groups, including gay men. Students will explore artifacts from the Museum’s collection and beyond that illustrate the ways in which the Nazis isolated, dehumanized, and ultimately imprisoned gay men in concentration camps. Using the Nazi era as a case study, students will consider some of the ways individuals become labeled in a society, how labeling affects individuals and groups, and the individual responses of those who experienced persecution.

New-York Historical Society

LGBTQ+ Expression Throughout History (FULLY BOOKED)

How can different factors of someone's identity contribute to their fight for equality? During this live virtual field trip with the New-York Historical Society, students will investigate this question through the work of prominent figures in the LGBTQ+ community including Keith Haring, Marsha P. Johnson, Christine Jorgensen, Pauli Murray, and Sylvia Rivera. Students will discuss the challenges of studying LGBTQ+ history and explore the concepts of identity and expression through a variety of primary and secondary sources including art, images, speeches, and videos.

  • Register by emailing schoolprograms@nyhistory.org. Include the name of the LGBTQ+ live virtual field trip you want to schedule, your name, school name and address, grade, number of students participating, and 2-3 dates and times that work best for your class.
  • Pre-trip lesson and outline
  • Post-trip lesson and outline