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INTERSECTIONS AND CONNECTIONS

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

 

Anchored in copyright-secured primary sources, Intersections and Connections curriculum contextualizes LGBT+ history for a more complete story of America and a more accurate reflection of "We, the people".

 

Primary source materials are curated from 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.

 

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Embedded in a unique password-protected UnErased.org portal for each school

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

All content is unique to History UnErased

 

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Intersections and Connections Curriculum Map is Anchored in History UnErased's Inquiry Arc for Contextualized Pedagogy

The Inquiry Arc Process is meeting the needs of rising generations and inspiring more successful outcomes for all students. The flexible instructional design incorporates the experience and expertise of classroom educators and provides all students with a more complete analysis of the story of America. 

 

  • 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.

    • Each module includes embedded links to all curriculum components, including lesson plans for both direct and student-centered instruction, copyright-secured primary and secondary sources, slide presentations, engaging skills-based activities (outlined below), authentic assessments with rubrics, and feedback surveys

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

  • All curriculum components are offered in three formats: 

    • Quick-loading full color for digital classroom viewing
    • Printer-friendly grayscale for classroom reproducibles
    • Print-ready full color for professional printing
  • All content is compatible with screen readers for the visually impaired

 


 

ABRIDGED SAMPLE RESOURCE

FRAMEWORK ALIGNMENT: Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, constitutional and statutory anti-discrimination protections

 

"WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO SIT HERE!" is anchored in two Give Voice to History Project podcasts produced in partnership with Making Gay History - The Podcast featuring Zandra Rolón and Deborah Johnson (PART I: The Incident and PART II: The Court Case). This sample resource is an abridged printer-friendly PDF of the Teacher's Guide and includes an embedded abridged Student Inquiry Guide, links to instructional resources, and Give Voice to History Project podcasts. TAKE ME THERE

 

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

 

 

 

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

  • Primary source materials are curated from 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.
  • 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 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

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

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

 
 
ENGAGING STUDENT ACTIVITIES to Promote Critical Thinking and Historical Analysis
 

Skills-based activities and games 

Scaffolded analysis tools

Cognitive organizers

Case studies 

Authentic Assessments with rubrics

Give Voice to History Project podcasts produced in partnership with Making Gay History - The Podcast

 

 

 

SUPPORTING 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 24" x 36" print-ready PDF: SUFFRAGISTS & REFORMERS

 

Poster Content and Image Descriptions

Title: "A UNION - there is no truer word for it." (Mark DeWolfe Howe1864 - 1960)

Suffragists and Reformers in Boston Marriages in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century

Boston marriages provided support for many women engaged in social reform and activism. These domestic partnerships were widely accepted in the larger community and almost exclusively referred to relationships between affluent white women.

ROSE LIBBY CLEVELAND & EVANGELINE MARRS SIMPSON

Rose Libby Cleveland, the sister of President Grover Cleveland, served as 'First Lady' to the bachelor President until his marriage. Rose Cleveland lived in a Boston Marriage with Evangeline Marrs Simpson. While Marrs Simpson work to improve the rights of women, today her efforts in assimilating Native Americans are recognized as having had devastating effects on Indigenous communities.

[Image: Rose Libby Cleveland and Evangeline Marrs Simpson]

KATHARINE LEE BATES & KATHARINE COLEMAN

Katharine Lee Bates and Katharine Coleman, both social activists and professors at Wellesley College, lived together for 25 years. Bates published many books, but is most remembered for writing the poem, "America the Beautiful". Coleman applied her study of economics to solve societal problems. She was the first female statistics professor in the United States.

[Image: Katharine Lee Bates and Katharine Coleman]

JANE ADDAMS & MARY ROZET SMITH

Progressive Era reformers Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr founded Hull House, a settlement house that provided social services in Chicago. Addams was the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She had two important relationships, first with Ellen Gates Starr, and then a 40-year relationship with Mary Rozet Smith.

[Image: Jane Addams and Mary Rozet Smith]

This visual history poster is an instructional resource for "A New Form of Independence" case study 

CSQ: Did women’s relationships and the “Boston marriages” they established influence women’s activism and accomplishments during the Progressive Era?

 

 

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

 

  • Thirteen (13) podcasts complement the following thematic units: World War II, American Civil Rights, The Constitution and the Courts, and Pre and Post-Stonewall Activism

    • Eight (8) podcasts have a complementing case study and visual history instructional poster
    • Four (4) podcasts have a complementing CIVIC (Connecting Individual Voices to Intersecting Concepts) Inquiry Guide and visual history instructional poster 
  • Each podcast, unique to History UnErased, includes an intro and outro by Eric Marcus, Founder and Host of Making Gay History - The Podcast

  • Transcripts of each podcast

 

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

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