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Do you want to help bring History UnErased into a school in your state? You can!
Most people, including educators, don't realize LGBTQ history is missing in the mainstream curriculum. Your outreach to schools will help spread awareness about the critical need to put LGBTQ history in its rightful place--the classroom. You can copy and paste the text below in an email to a school's principal, social studies chair, director of curriculum and instruction, and/or district superintendent. Thank you. Your voice matters!
I am pleased to introduce History UnErased, an education non-profit helping schools include LGBTQ history as an integral part of the story of America. They take a whole-school approach to prepare all school staff to engage with and support teaching LGBTQ history. Their curriculum package consists of three intertwined components: training, instructional resources, and ongoing mentorship with special programming available every month.
History UnErased was featured on CBS News in June 2021. In this 10-minute clip, which features a Bronx high school, you will meet one of the founders and learn more about the organization's mission. You can watch here.
For a one-time cost, schools receive History UnErased's primary-sourced-based digital curriculum, which features more than 40 interactive thematic units, case studies (some offered in Spanish too), as well as posters, podcasts, and analysis tools. Each activity is designed to meet history and social studies standards for elementary, middle, or high school-level courses. They include five hours of virtual professional development for each school, specifically designed for elementary or secondary-level educators and school staff. And their ongoing mentorship is accessed through their monthly office hours and other special programming designed to support educators from across the country integrating their LGBTQ-inclusive resources.
History UnErased is more than a collection of lessons or a series of professional development modules. They offer a unique and sustainable model that provides ongoing support. Also, teachers and school administrators may be concerned about potential pushback from parents, community members, maybe even students. Because of that possibility, History UnErased's professional learning is designed to prepare teachers and schools to address those concerns.