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LGBTQIA+ Resources for History-Social Science Teachers (a curated list)

Many thanks to Amanda Sandoval (@historysandoval) who asked me about LGBTQIA+ resources that I had previously used in my middle school classroom to supplement curriculum that was not included in our textbooks, but should be taught in an inclusive HSS class. Her question, via Twitter, brought a lot of participation from fellow History-Social Science Teachers and other members of our Social Studies Professional Learning Network (PLN).


I have curated this list from this thread with many of the responses from fellow History Teachers, Historians, and Professional Development creators and providers. I have not used all of these materials in my own classroom, but I felt that this list may help other educators when looking for materials. You can find the curated Wakelet of resources here.





I fully realize that every state has their own requirements that are governing and legislating History-Social Science curriculum. In California in 2012, the FAIR Act was passed into legislation. FAIR stands for Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful Education Act.


According to the California department of Education, CA Senate Bill 48 "...added language to Education Code Section 51204.5, which prescribes the inclusion of the contributions of various groups in the history of California and the United States. This section already included men and women and numerous ethnic groups; the expanded language now includes : ...a study of the role and contributions of both men and women, Native Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, European Americans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, persons with disabilities, and members of other ethnic and cultural groups, to the economic, political, and social development of California and the United States of America, with particular emphasis on portraying the role of these groups in contemporary society.” (citation: CDE)


While the Wakelet of resources does not fully address all parts of the FAIR Act, I hope that this provides some insight and resources that are helpful. Again, many thanks to the many educators contributed to this list! If you have more resources to add to this list, please send me an email or message me through Lucykirchh.com. I will update regularly with new resources to make this list more robust.


-Lucy




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