NEW! LGBTQ History in MA

new lgbtq history in ma

History UnErased’s founders, Debra Fowler and Miriam Morgenstern, participated in the recent revision of the Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework as the LGBTQ history and women’s history Content Advisors. Curious about what students will be learning?

Grade 1

  • Different types of families as part of the diversity of the people of the United States

Grade 4

  • Women who fought on the front lines in the Civil War 

Grade 5

  • Bayard Rustin’s influence on Martin Luther King, Jr. and the American Civil Rights Movement 

U.S. History I

  • Analysis of the possible motivations for women in the suffrage movement to live in Boston Marriages 
  • Analysis of the possible motivations for women to fight on the front lines in the Civil War and their influence on the women’s suffrage movement 

U.S. History II

  • Inclusion of the Lavender Scare within the analysis of the origins and consequences of domestic anti-communism in the 1950s
  • Expansion of the American Civil Rights Movement to include homophile organizations during the 1950s and 1960s, the 1969 Stonewall riots and the subsequent explosive growth of Gay Rights and the LGBT movement
  • Analysis of the path to marriage equality to include the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health (2004), and the Supreme Court of the United States cases Lawrence v Texas (2003), United States v Windsor (2013), and Obergefell v Hodges (2015).