HUE’s K-12 Instructional Equity Curriculum improves the social-emotional and academic learning of all students. The content is uniquely presented with a broader, more contextual presentation of our collective historical narrative and uses HUE’s unique Inquiry Edusystem™:
never seen or heard before primary and secondary sources
intersections with the past and connections to today’s world
critical analysis, critical thinking, reasoning and citing evidence skill development
open-ended questions for students to construct meaning
unique games and activities
Addressing the Inert Empathy Problem™ The conceptual underpinnings of empathy are elucidated through HUE’s modality of investigation, critique and academic discourse. HUE’s approach encourages a deeper cycle of reflection and prosocial behavior – equipping a new generation of citizens to generalize empathy outside of the classroom and participate in our complex global society with greater sophistication.
HUE collaborates with the Library of Congress, ONE Archives Foundation at USC Libraries, the National Park Service, Boston History Project, Massachusetts Historical Society, Making Gay History – The Podcast, and expert historians, archivists, and curriculum developers.
Materials and Resources for Grades 9+
UnErased: 50 Ways to UnErase History
UnErased: 50 Ways to Unerase History offers educators clear, simple access points to infuse LGBTQ and other erased histories. This academic, cross-disciplinary approach offers 50 access points and provides background information, suggested discussion questions, learning outcomes, interdisciplinary connections, topics for further exploration, and more!
HUE knows that educators are managing more today than ever before, and that is why UnErased: 5o Ways to UnErase History is the groundbreaking answer to what, where and how to bring instructional equity to all students. This resource book is timely and time-efficient!
Stonewall Poster: Purpose & Pride
A visual representation of the evolving path toward LGBT equality.
Purchase includes access to a digital inquiry-based exploration of the explosive growth of Gay rights and the LGBT movement after the Stonewall Inn riots, which includes: background information, links to primary and secondary sources (including unique audio oral history testimonies), guiding questions, lenses of analysis, and a visual analysis assessment. Dimensions: 36″ x 24″
Frank Kameny & the Lavender Scare Dynamic Poster
This dynamic, interactive digital poster offers teachers and students a unique approach to inquiry. The top left menu bar includes questions to activate prior knowledge, guiding questions for inquiry, vocabulary and the lesson plan. The bottom left text box expands to provide background information. Every image or icon links to primary and secondary source pages, including downloadable government documents and FBI files, images, Eric Marcus’s interview with Frank Kameny, the Lavender Scare movie trailer and more!
Frank Kameny & the Lavender Scare Inquiry Kit
This comprehensive 31-page inquiry kit explores the Lavender Scare and its connection to the Red Scare during the Cold War, introduced through the activism of civil rights leader Frank Kameny.
Through a rich exploration of primary and secondary sources, students evaluate how historical events and developments resulted in the Lavender Scare, its relationship with the Red Scare, and analysis of how society’s ideas about morality shape government policy. Included in this inquiry kit are options for 1-day through 8-day lesson plans, original activities, interactive worksheets, suggested discussion questions, HUE’s original “What’s My Crime” game, unique FBI File Assessment and more!
This inquiry kit is made possible through HUE’s partnership with Making Gay History – The Podcast
Sylvia Rivera: Stonewall Street Fighter & Activist
Sylvia Rivera: Stonewall Street Fighter and Activist introduces Sylvia’s activism within the context of a larger historical narrative, and connects the social, political and economic forces entrenched within this expanded American civil rights story. This 27-page academic inquiry kit provides a deeper understanding of the forces that impel activism and agency. Knowledge of the LGBTQ Civil Rights movement will inform this understanding and contextualization. Because Stonewall has been mythologized by some as the beginning of the LGBTQ rights movement, the lesson includes HUE’s original “What’s the Myth?” game cards that explore how past events become distorted within the historical narrative.
This inquiry kit is made possible through HUE’s partnership with Making Gay History – The Podcast
Lawrence v. Texas: Decriminalizing Homosexuality
Lawrence v. Texas: Decriminalizing Homosexuality is an innovative inquiry that explores the history of the criminalization of “homosexuality” in the United States. The landmark Supreme Court of the United States case Lawrence and Garner v. Texas is truncated and complemented with a narrator role (for historical reference and levity).
This ancillary aid is intended as a theatrical reading and offers educators the opportunity to infuse LGBTQ-inclusive content within discussions and teachings of the 14th Amendment and American civil rights, as well as relevancy in psychology and sociology courses.
Give Voice to History Project CD
History UnErased has teamed up with Eric Marcus and Making Gay History – The Podcast to develop the Give Voice to History Project. Eric Marcus’s audio oral history archive of champions, heroes and witnesses to history (from the 1930s to 1990s) are being brought to life and available exclusively with History UnErased’s K-12 Instructional Equity Curriculum. The Give Voice to History Project CD includes a series introduction by Eric Marcus and the unique podcasts that anchor eight academic inquiry units (with direct access points in Social studies, English Language Arts, STEM, Fine Arts, Health, and more). Each podcast includes an intro and outro by Eric Marcus.
*Important note: Making Gay History – The Podcast is intended for adult audiences. The podcast extractions for the Give Voice to History Project are age-appropriate and educationally relevant to current curricula.
Dr. Evelyn Hooker: Science & Morality
Dr. Evelyn Hooker reveals how moral responsibility influenced her study that substantiated removing “homosexuality” as a mental disorder from the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual).
In this Give Voice to History Project unit, students will explore how moral responsibility inspires scientific research, as well as how institutional and social understandings of scientific research influence concepts of morality and health. Students will engage in an intellectual, consciousness-raising communicative inquiry process that provides a multi-disciplinary approach.
Military Service: Evolving U.S. Policy
Exploring the history of policy changes regarding “homosexuals” serving in the military and how these policy changes influenced society
In this Give Voice to History Project unit featuring Perry Watkins, students will explore discriminatory laws, policies, and cultural practices relating to U.S. military service and it’s intersectionality with race and gender, as well as engaging in evidence-based academic discourse about the implications of evolving government policy today. An integral component of this unit is the examination and interpretation of de jure and de facto discrimination.
Gay Rights and the LGBT Movement
Interpreting the American Civil Rights Movement through analysis of Gay Rights groups before and after the Stonewall Inn riots
In this Give Voice to History Project unit featuring Morty Manford, students explore Gay Rights and the LGBT movement as part of the American civil rights story through a rich exploration of the intersectionality of purpose and methods used by Black liberation movements and women’s liberation movements. Students examine primary and secondary sources through the lenses of power, culture, politics, and economics.
Gay Rights and the Media
Exploring the history of cultural perceptions and representations of gay people in the media
In this Give Voice to History Project unit featuring Ellen DeGeneres, students will explore the impact of media and the arts as it relates to Gay Rights and the LGBT movement and analyze the intersectionality of race and gender through the lenses of power and culture. Extension activities provide opportunities to connect economics and conceptual underpinnings of morality.
HIV/AIDS: A New Epidemic
Connecting the 1980s AIDS crisis with the current HIV/AIDS epidemic affecting youth, including misperceptions and false security.
Students will explore how and ideas about morality and fear about “the other” shape scientific research and government policy, as well as how these complexities inform education policy. Students examine primary and secondary sources through the lenses of economics, culture, and politics.
Gay Rights Activism & Psychiatry
Analyzing how Gay Rights Activism, especially the Gay Liberation Front, influenced the American Psychiatric Association’s removal of “homosexuality” as a diagnosable disease
Students will make connections between the medicalization of behaviors and society’s perceptions of morality and mental health, as well as explore the motivations for “homosexuals” to organize and engage in political activism. Watch Warren Blumenfeld’s interview
Title IX & Gender Equality
Evaluating how Title IX has shaped society’s ideas about gender and gender discrimination within educational programs and activities.
Students will discover the implications of government policy on society’s understanding of gender, sexual orientation and equal opportunity within educational programs, as well as the evolution of cultural perspectives of gender and the factors underlying current discussions of gender equality in sports programs. Watch Pat Griffin’s interview
The LGBTQ Harlem Renaissance
Analyzing how performance art allows for the full expression of a queer identity – connecting the Harlem Renaissance to New York City’s underground ball and kiki scene
Students engage with the intersections of gender, race and sexual orientation as significant factors in understanding how and why these various forms of identity inform artistic expression and can break through cultural and social barriers.
Witness LGBTQ history as seen through the eyes of those who filmed it!
Reel in the Closet (2015) is a 25-minute educational documentary film directed by Stu Maddux that unerases the real lives of LGBTQ people, activists and witnesses to history as documented through hundreds of never-seen-before home movies and dating back to the 1930s. The film includes suggested discussion questions for students and intersects with American civil rights, the AIDS epidemic, East Coast Homophile Organization (ECHO) protests, Japanese internment, the Black Panther Party and more! (Grades 10+) Watch the TRAILER
THROUGH GAY EYES
Through Gay Eyes (2013) extends beyond “coming out” stories as teachers, students, and parents address poignant and consuming questions that affect every member of society.
*Relevant for several Social Sciences courses, including Gender & Identity.
Materials and Resources for Grades 5-8
LGBT Champions Poster
A visual representation of LGBT people who are doing extraordinary things – with complementing digital inquiry-based learning.
Meet Donna Loring, Jessica Mink, and Subhi Nahas – scientist, tribal representative, immigrant, advocate, bike activist, veteran, author, and more! They are not famous, per se, but instead are everyday champions who reflect many intersecting identities, including the often ignored identities of indigenous people and Muslims. LGBT Champions poster is relevant in many grade levels and various disciplines (STEM, English, history, and ELL). Dimensions: 36″ x 24″
Gender & Soldiering During The Civil War
Gender and Soldiering during the Civil War is a comprehensive 29-page inquiry unit devoted to the motivations of women who fought during the Civil War. Students critically examine primary source documents, ask questions, make hypotheses and draw conclusions. Using HUE’s Inquiry Edusystem™, students explore the topic in depth, engage in HUE’s original “What’s My Secret?” game, work collaboratively and practice skills. The unit provides links to other resources, assessments and connections to other events in the past and connections to modern-day considerations.
We Have the Right to Sit Wherever We Want!
Exploring the use and effectiveness of nonviolent and nonverbal protest through analysis of a 1983 LGBT rights incident and subsequent court case involving Deborah Johnson and Zandra Rólon.
In this Give Voice to History Project unit, students explore the intersectionality of discriminatory policies and practices related to race, gender, and sexual orientation within an expanded interpretation of American civil rights.
DO WHAT YOU LOVE
This short documentary and complementing unit invites discussion about gender and identity.
Do What You Love features Spencer Wehry, a young man who is passionate about makeup. While some people don’t think men and makeup should go together, Spencer explains why he loves makeup – and why people should embrace it.
Materials and Resources for Grades K-5
Civil War: From Farmer to Soldier
Civil War: From Farmer to Soldier is a comprehensive 29-page inquiry kit that explores the possible motivations for women to pass as men and enlist as soldiers during the Civil War. Students critically examine primary source documents, ask questions, make hypotheses and draw conclusions. Students work collaboratively and practice skills using the story of Sarah Lyons/Wakeman, Inquiry Edusystem™ and original “What’s My Secret?” game.
Civil War: From Farmer to Soldier provides links to other resources, assessments, intersections with other events in the past and connections to modern-day considerations.
Recommended for grades 2 – 4
Gender and Individuality: A true childhood story about Warren Blumenfeld (Grades 2-5)
Exploring the childhood of Warren Blumenfeld who was bullied because of his gender expression. An integral component of this unit is providing students with the opportunity to engage with materials and games that challenge students intellectually and provide conscious-raising through independent and communicative enquiry processes. Students will read, discuss, play and write while integrating and evaluating multiple sources of information. The activities presented in this unit attend to career readiness, social/emotional learning and language development. Watch Warren’s animated video