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Amy Walsh

Get to Know Jazz Jennings

Grades: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade
Subjects: Character Building, Science, Health

Student Instructions

June is Pride month. We celebrate the people who identify as LGBTQ and strive for positive change for the community. Today you will be learning more about Jazz Jennings. Jazz Jennings is an American YouTube personality, spokesmodel, television personality, and LGBTQ rights activist. Jennings is notable for being one of the youngest publicly documented people to be identified as transgender. Jennings is also an honorary co-founder of the TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation, which she and her parents founded in 2007 to assist transgender youth. In 2013, she founded Purple Rainbow Tails, a company in which she fashions rubber mermaid tails to raise money for transgender children. Click on the picture to listen to a read aloud of Jazz Jenning's book "I am Jazz" and learn more about Jazz. When you are done, come back and click the add. Today you will be learning a bit more about the rainbow flag which symbolizes the LBGTQ movement. You will learn how each color symbolizes something important in the movement. Then it's your turn to use the drawing tool to create your own family flag. Decide what colors are important to your family and then design your flag. Use the mic and record the reason why you chose the colors you did on the flag. When you are done, click the check.