Introducing Our LGBTQ-inclusive Curriculum
In this short video, you will meet Amber, a middle school teacher who is practicing introducing our curriculum during one of our professional learning sessions. You will also meet Ann, Amber's colleague, who reflects on how Amber's approach allows students to see connections to their own identities to enhance their learning. Amber and Ann illustrate the intent of our curriculum's contextualized pedagogy.
(Recorded during a virtual professional learning session and shared with permission.)
Intersections & Connections Curriculum includes more than 60 Different Content Connections with 100+ Primary-source-based Teaching Materials!
The following are just a few examples from our curriculum. Use the button below to schedule a virtual demo!
Sample Elementary Curriculum: Presidential Medal of Freedom
This unit is anchored in an illustrated story about recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. These short biographies contextualize various identities within the ideals of American democracy and heroic endeavors. The interactive game, "Who Am I?" reinforces learning from the story and provides opportunities for extended learning about each recipient.
Our elementary curriculum is anchored in illustrated stories based on primary sources and includes videos, integrated literacy approaches, skills-based activities, interactive games, curriculo en Español, additional digital LGBTQ primary source content, book lists, and more! Curriculum ranges from the 19th through the 21st century.
Sample Middle School Curriculum: Thomas / Thomasine Hall Case Study
This case study broadens students’ understanding of the social structures that defined life, including gender roles, in the first English colony in Jamestown, Virginia. The complementing instructional materials provide opportunities for extended learning to explore gender roles across time and place, as well as an exploration of gender roles and expressions of Native Americans prior to European contact.
Our middle school curriculum is anchored in primary sources and includes thematic units, case studies, videos, skills-based activities, podcasts, curriculo en Español, world history case studies, additional digital LGBTQ primary source content, book lists, and more! Curriculum ranges from the 17th century through the 21st century.
Sample High School Curriculum: Pauli Murray and Overcoming Jane Crow
This unit introduces Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray’s lasting legacy in the Women's rights movement and an analysis of the concept of Jane Crow, a term Murray coined to describe the intersections of gender and race-based discrimination. This unit links the goals of various liberation movements to contextualize LGBTQ history.
Our high school curriculum is anchored in primary sources and includes thematic units, case studies, videos, podcasts, dramatic readings, skills-based activities, interactive games, curriculo en Español, world history case studies, additional digital LGBTQ primary source content, book lists, and more! Curriculum ranges from the 17th century through the 21st century.
Samples of Intersections & Connections Complementing Content
UnErasing LGBTQ History and Identities: A Podcast for Teachers
For educators who want to create LGBTQ-inclusive classrooms, getting started can be confusing--and quite often prompts some fear. What if I say the wrong thing? What if there is pushback? And where do I even begin? This podcast provides real-world advice and reasonable, practical strategies on how you can create LGBTQ-inclusive classrooms. Click the logo to listen or find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Amazon Music, or iHeartRadio.
This podcast series is funded by the New York City Council and produced by History UnErased in partnership with Making Gay History.
LGBTQ-inclusive Book Titles
Recommended book titles for elementary, middle, and high school grades with links to preview the books. This list is updated often to stay current on recently published works that fit our criteria for developmentally-aligned content and quality.
Most curriculum content includes an instructional poster as a jpeg file for digital classroom display and print-ready PDF files with bleeds for professional printing and permanent classroom display.
Stonewall UpRising (Grades 8 - 12)
Analysis of a variety of primary sources to appreciate the 1969 Stonewall Inn riots and subsequent uprising as a significant part of US history, as well as Stonewall's lasting, and evolving, influence in all parts of the world.
The primary source materials include text, video, podcast, and our interactive activity, Stonewall UpRising: Through the Decades, which highlights the targeted areas of activism to secure extensions of liberty for LGBTQ people from 1970 to the present day.
Lawrence v. Texas (2003) Dramatic Reading (Grade 12)
This unit is designed to develop a deeper understanding of United States LGBTQ history through a legal and cultural lens. The dramatic reading script is an abridged transcript of the oral arguments and includes an added narrator for historical reference and legal clarifications. Also included is an audio introduction by Paul Smith, lead attorney for the petitioners in Lawrence v. Texas, from a 2016 interview with History UnErased.
LGBTQ Primary Sources
This document includes links to digital LGBTQ primary sources and primary source collections from the Library of Congress, National Archives, National Park Service, the New York Public Library, and more.
Sample Analysis Tool and Cognitive Organizer
Additional analysis tools and cognitive organizers, all offered in both English y Español, are agnostic and can be used across grade levels.
Building a Nation Visual Analysis (English y Español)
This visual analysis process uses the painting Building a Nation by artist Angela Alés to see a more diverse and inclusive story of America. This resource includes Alés’s video introduction to students, in both English y Español, a high-resolution jpeg file of the painting, and an interactive student guide in English y Español.
Lenses of Analysis Guide (English y Español)
This analysis tool broadens students’ perspectives and understanding of history by looking at primary sources through various lenses of understanding. The interactive student guide includes prompts for what to consider for each lens, a research guide, and a scaffolded approach to compose the analysis.