In Celebration of Harvey Milk offers educators materials to teach about Harvey Milk in a way that honors his memory and his important contributions to our society while providing support and instructional materials that cultivate compassion and understanding for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in our communities.
Students will develop a deeper understanding of Harvey Milk as a human being, his beliefs regarding an egalitarian society, his contributions to community, and his work for obtaining equal rights for all people.
Students will summarize, analyze, evaluate, reflect, and draw comparisons that underscore the commonality that Harvey Milk shares with them as well as other historical leaders. Students will also identify problems and create solutions to combat discriminatory practices and build empathetic communities.
Angela F. Luna has taught for 16 years and was awarded an ISPAAC Teacher of the Year award in 1998. She was named a News10 Teacher of the Month in June 2002 and a finalist for her school district's Teacher of the Year Award for 2011. She is currently a candidate for National Board Certification and lives in Northern California with her future wife, Patty, and their four dogs, Callaway, Missy, Tommy, and Joe.