Educator Resources

INTERSECTIONS AND CONNECTIONS

THE FIRST AND ONLY LGBT+ INCLUSIVE UNITED STATES HISTORY CURRICULUM ALIGNED WITH STATE AND NATIONAL STANDARDS

 

Intersections and Connections contextualizes LGBT+ history for a more complete story of America and a more accurate reflection of "We, the people". Anchored in copyright-secured primary and secondary sources from the Library of Congress, National Archives, Smithsonian Museum of American History, National Park Service, and libraries and archives from across the nation.

 

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Print-ready files AND quick-loading files for classroom use

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OVERVIEW OF CURRICULUM COMPONENTS

Innovative methods, contextualized content, and intellectually inspiring training are working together to ensure K-12 educators are proficient and confident in bringing LGBT+ academic content into their classrooms.

 
TEACHER'S GUIDE 
 
  • Inquiry Arc Curriculum Map (with links to lesson plans)

  • Thematic modules include Colonial America, Progressive Era, Harlem Renaissance, World War II, American Civil Rights, The Constitution and the Courts, and Pre and Post-Stonewall Activism

  • Lesson plans for both direct and student-centered instruction include copyright-secured primary and secondary sources, engaging skills-based activities (listed below) and authentic assessments with rubrics

  • Aligned with State Standards and National Council for the Social Studies Standards

  • Print-ready PDF and quick-loading digital version for classroom instruction 

  • Feedback surveys

 

SLIDE PRESENTATIONS
 
  • Correspond with each thematic module

  • Include copyright-secured primary and secondary resources 

 

VISUAL HISTORY INSTRUCTIONAL POSTERS

 

  • Ten (10) posters complement each thematic module

  • Descriptions of poster content include copyright-secured primary and secondary sources and image descriptions

  • Print-ready PDFs of each poster and quick-loading digital images for classroom instruction 

  • Sample print-ready PDF poster for NYC public schools (24" x 36") SUFFRAGISTS & REFORMERS

 

GIVE VOICE TO HISTORY PROJECT PODCASTS produced in partnership with Making Gay History - The Podcast

 

  • Eight (8) podcasts complement the following thematic units: World War II, American Civil Rights, The Constitution and the Courts, and Pre and Post-Stonewall Activism

  • Each podcast, unique to History UnErased, includes an intro and outro by Eric Marcus, Creator and Host of Making Gay History - The Podcast

  • Transcripts of each podcast

  • CLICK THE HEADPHONES to listen to a sample podcast featuring Bayard Rustin 

 

ENGAGING STUDENT ACTIVITIES to Promote Critical Thinking and Historical Analysis
 
  • Skills-based activities and games 

  • Scaffolded analysis tools for English language learners

  • Essential questions and discussion prompts 

  • Case studies

  • Unique cognitive organizers

  • Print-ready PDFs for full-color printing needs, grayscale PDFs for classroom reproducibles, and quick-loading digital version for classroom use 

 

INTELLECTUALLY INSPIRING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEBINARS
 
  • Two (2) half-day live webinars focused on pedagogy, implementation strategies, and integrating LGBT+ content into the social studies curriculum

  • Training webinars are recorded and available on each school's designated UnErased.org portal 

 

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • 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

  • Intersections and Connections instructional materials reflect the language of the primary and secondary 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 a civics-based content approach and include enduring essential learnings - which remain after facts are forgotten! 

  • 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 17

 

INTRODUCTORY MINI-GUIDE (includes History UnErased's Lenses of Analysis Tool)

If you teach Loving v. Virginia (1967) and/or Jim Crow anti-miscegenation laws include the 1969 marriage of Dawn Langley Hall (formerly Gordon Hall) and John-Paul Simmons, the first legal interracial marriage in South Carolina. TAKE ME THERE

 

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History UnErased's reach of over 1,000 schools sounds big -- but there are thousands more to go.

Across the nation, right now, there are schools ready to bring History UnErased's Intersections and Connections curriculum into their classrooms. Your donations and support help put LGBT+ history into its rightful place - the classroom. 

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