Curriculum

History UnErased’s groundbreaking “Intersections and Connections” curriculum is the FIRST and ONLY K-12 LGBT+ inclusive US history curriculum in the nation that contextualizes LGBT+ history and normalizes LGBT+ identities.

 

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"Intersections and Connections" Instructional Resources 

"Intersections and Connections" instructional resources allow LGBT+ people to be seen for the first time in an academic, civics-based learning environment. This conveys -- to all students -- that LGBT+ people are equal members of society, which in turn is an actionable strategy to support the intentionality of inclusive and culturally responsive classrooms. Our holistic, non-judgmental, age appropriate approach encourages critical analysis, develops historical thinking skills, and meets the needs of rising generations of students. 

"Intersections and Connections" reflects over five years of research and development. Read our key conceptual underpinnings HERE.

 

Intellectual Preparation

Our professional learning experience ensures educators develop proficiency and confidence with culturally responsive curriculum -- and given agency with the process -- to allow for systemic adaptive change to evolve. 

We understand teachers and school administrators may be concerned about potential pushback from parents, community members, maybe even students. Because of that possibility, our professional learning is designed to prepare teachers and schools to address those concerns. We accomplish this by creating a virtual peer-to-peer support system within your school or district. In addition, through the training, we simulate potential scenarios to help you determine how best to respond to the unique needs of your school.

Virtual professional learning includes the following topics: 

    • Implicit bias and its implications in curriculum, language, and classroom practice
    • Contextualized, interdisciplinary approaches for inclusive and culturally responsive curriculum
    • Methods of assessment and learning outcomes
    • Structuring peer-to-peer mentorship for adaptive change

In addition to our flagship professional learning targeted for classroom teachers, we also offer training options tailored to meet the needs of state education agency leaders, school/district administrators, and a train-the-trainer Institute.

 

Overview of Thematic Modules

Academic content is contextualized within the current curriculum for grades 6 - 12 and aligned with state and national standards, integrated literacy approaches, and anchored in critical analysis of copyright-secured primary sources.* Instructional resources for grades 2 - 5 will be available beginning September, 2020.

 

 

Content: Social and economic structures of both the Indigenous population and the English colonists.

Theme: Gender

Social Studies Domain: Economics 

 

 

 

 

Content: Use and effectiveness of nonviolent and nonverbal protest, the evolving interpretation of protected classes, and the process and rationale for a court case to advance through the judicial system.

Theme: The Constitution and the Courts

Social Studies Domain: Civics 

 

 

 

 

Content: Bayard Rustin's influence on Dr. King and American civil rights and analysis of the intersecting goals of various liberation movements (English y Español).

Theme: Civil Rights

Social Studies Domain: History 

 

 

 

 

Content: LGBT individuals serving in WWII established a movement that still impacts American society today.

Theme: Civil Rights

Social Studies Domain: History 

 

 

 

 

Content: First Amendment's Free Exercise Clause, Compelled Speech Doctrine, and the concept of compelling state (government) interest.

Theme: The Constitution and the Courts

Social Studies Domain: Civics 

 

 

 

 

Content: Relationship between the media and cultural perceptions of race and gender.

Theme: The Constitution and the Courts

Social Studies Domain: History 

 

 

 

 

Content: Influence of scientific research on society's perceptions of morality and health, and a critical analysis of the evolution of qualifying criteria of adjustment in psychiatric diagnostic evaluation.

Theme: Civil Rights

Social Studies Domain: History 

 

 

 

 

Content: Pre and post-Stonewall civil rights activism and the importance of preserving historic landmarks.

Theme: Civil Rights

Social Studies Domain: History 

 

Example Teacher's Guide Table of Contents Example Interactive Student Guide Table of Contents

 

*Primary sources are curated from digital and print collections from libraries, archives, and historical societies from across the nation, and also the Library of Congress, National Park Service, and Smithsonian Museum of American History.

 

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"Like History UnErased, we want to make sure that the students and educators who come after us are not just better off, but are better than us, better at understanding, better at empathy, better at creating a world where all people belong." -- Tina L. Haefner, President of National Council for the Social Studies 

 

FREE RESOURCE

Case Study: OUT with HIV/AIDS Interactive Student Guide is a critical resource to better understand our complex and diverse world while meeting the needs of teachers and students during these unprecedented times. 

 

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Case Study: OUT with HIV/AIDS is anchored in primary sources from the Library of Congress and unique instructional resources to develop students' understanding of how social, cultural, and economic influences shape the government's response to the spread of infectious disease. Recommended for grades 9+.

 
Topic: How local, state, and federal government public policy issues and responses influence our lives beyond what appears in the Constitution.
 
Subtopics include:
  • Action across levels of government
  • Government departments and agencies
  • Citizens as watchdogs of government
  • Evaluating media sources and public policy research
  • Legislative and executive reports
 
Essential Question: What factors determine federal government funding for research and action agendas to combat new and emerging infectious diseases?
 
Case Study Question: Did social stigma impact U.S. federal government funding for research, treatment, and education to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS? 
 

IMPORTANT NOTE: As schools across the nation transition to online teaching and learning in response to COVID-19 precautions, and more states are requiring schools to teach LGBT+ history, we are a unique resource to support both of these efforts as our professional learning and curriculum have always been offered through a digital platform designed for both traditional and online teaching and learning. Contact Us