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The First and Only LGBT+ Inclusive United States History Curriculum

Aligned with State and National Standards 

 

Anchored in copyright-secured primary sources curated from both digital and print collections from archives, estates, libraries, and historical societies from across the nation - and also the Library of Congress, National Archives, Smithsonian Institution, National Park Service, and more.

 

THEMES: Gender, The Constitution and the Courts, Civil Rights

SOCIAL STUDIES DOMAINS: Economics, Civics, History

GRADE LEVEL: 8 - 12

Curriculum for grades 2 - 7 are coming soon!

 

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Introduction to Intersections and Connections Curriculum

Key Conceptual Underpinnings

 

 

HISTORY UNERASED'S INQUIRY ARC FOR CONTEXTUALIZED PEDAGOGY

Intersections and Connections Curriculum is structured within History UnErased's Inquiry Arc for contextualized pedagogy to offer a more complete - and complex - analysis of the story of America. The flexible instructional design incorporates the experience and expertise of classroom educators and inspires more successful outcomes for all students.  

 
CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF PRIMARY SOURCES
 
Complementing instructional resources are unique to History UnErased and designed as a non-judgemental analysis of primary sources. All primary source materials are copyright-secured and curated from both digital and print collections from archives, estates, libraries, and historical societies from across the nation - also the Library of Congress, National Archives, Smithsonian Museum of American History, National Park Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Supreme Court of the United States. 
 
 
ACADEMIC AND SKILLS-BASED LEARNING OUTCOMES
 
Each thematic module is designed to merge three types of learning outcomes: acquisition of civics-based content knowlege, transferable life skills, and enduring essential learnings. An example of each of these is the following: understanding the process of filing a court case and explaining the rationale for its progression through the judicial system; developing media literacy skills and citing evidence to support conclusions; understanding the evolving nature of America's democratic ideals of equality.

 

EQUITY AND ACCESSIBILITY

Intersections and Connections Curriculum is embedded in a unique password-protected UnErased.org portal for each school or district. All curriculum components are offered in quick-loading full color files and printer-friendly grayscale PDFs for classroom reproducibles.

 
 
 
Overview of Intersections and Connections Curriculum Components
Meeting the Needs of Rising Generations of Students 

 

  • Nine (9) thematic modules include the following instructional resources:

1. Lesson plans for both direct instruction and student-centered instruction

2. Skills-based activities and games 

3. Scaffolded analysis tools

4. Cognitive organizers

5. Authentic assessments with rubrics

6. Case studies 

7. Give Voice to History Project podcasts produced in partnership with Making Gay History - The Podcast (includes transcripts)

8. Visual history instructional posters*

9. Feedback surveys

10. All content is compatible with screen readers for the visually impaired

 

  • UnErased: Educator Resource Guide for LGBT+ Inclusive Classroom Instruction
    1. Methods and strategies to create LGBT+ inclusive instruction
    2. LGBT+ history intersections with concurrent events and links to relevant primary source materials
    3. Discussion prompts
    4. History UnErased's Inquiry Arc for contextualized pedagogy (writeable PDF)
    5. History UnErased's Lenses of Analysis Tool 
    6. BUILDING A NATION visual analysis assessment tool 

 

*All posters are available for individual purchase at the UnErased Store

 

 

Intersections and Connections Curriculum Training
Intellectually Inspiring Professional Development
 
 
INTRODUCTORY LIVE WEBINAR INCLUDES:
  • Inquiry Arc for contextualized pedagogy
  • Integrating Intersections and Connections into the social studies curriculum
  • Implementation strategies for additional LGBT+ inclusive academic content
  • Training webinar is recorded and available on each school's designated UnErased.org portal 

 

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS:
  • On-site training
  • Community forum to introduce the rationale for LGBT+ inclusive history

 

 

Abridged Sample Resource: "We Have the Right to Sit Here!" 

"We Have the Right to Sit Here!" thematic module explores the use and effectiveness of nonviolent and nonverbal protest through analysis of a 1983 incident and subsequent court case involving Deborah Johnson and Zandra Rolón. Their story is brought to life through archival oral history testimony from the Give Voice to History Project.*

Essential Questions

    • Is nonviolent physical action an effective method of protest?
    • How do groups and individuals challenge discriminatory laws, policies, and cultural practices through the American legal system?

This sample resource is an abridged PDF of the Teacher's Guide and includes embedded instructional resources and an abridged printer-friendly PDF of the Student Inquiry Guide. 

*Give Voice to History Project podcasts are produced in partnership with Making Gay History - The Podcast and unique to History UnErased. Each podcast includes an intro and outro by Eric Marcus, Founder and Host of Making Gay History.

"Stand for Zandra Rolón and Deborah Johnson" visual history instructional poster complements this thematic module and is available for individual purchase at the UnErased Store

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Intersections and Connections instructional materials reflect the language of the primary source materials embedded in the content and do not assign today's language to the past (as that would be ahistorical and irresponsible).

  • Learning outcomes are grounded in civics-based content and are designed as a non-judgemental approach to historical analysis - and include enduring essential learnings that remain after the facts are forgotten!

  • History UnErased's founders and staff are former "boots on the ground" classroom teachers who understand the complexities of instructional practice and scaffolding for differently-abled learners.
  • Students are at the center of it all, and honoring and respecting teachers' experience and expertise makes this curriculum work.

  • What Students Are Saying

    • Everyone in the world needs to learn about this. This can change the world. - Mohammad, age 17

    • I don't understand why adults make this such a big deal. It's history. We have a right to know. - Andy, age 15

    • It's upsetting this had been erased from history. We cannot let ignorance rule any longer. - Olivia, age 13

 

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24" x 36" classroom posters, T-shirts and sweatshirts, backpacks, and more at the UnErased Store