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About This Collection

Embracing Inclusivity in PreK-12 Education

At Share My Lesson, we believe every child deserves an education that mirrors the vast array of human experiences, identities and histories. As our world becomes increasingly interconnected and diverse, it is essential that our classrooms reflect this by fostering understanding, acceptance and unity. This collection of teaching resources, blogs and professional development webinars is dedicated to the crucial task of integrating LGBTQIA+ topics into preK-12 education.

The inclusion of LGBTQIA+ topics in our schools is not just about representation; it's about creating a safe and inclusive environment for all students. When we neglect to address this, we inadvertently send a message that these experiences and identities are less valid or important. This can have profound effects on the self-esteem and mental well-being of LGBTQIA+ students, who may already feel marginalized or isolated. By actively incorporating these subjects into our curricula, we not only validate their experiences but also educate all students about the diverse world they inhabit.

The Significance of LGBTQIA+ History and Role Models

History is more than just dates and events; it's a narrative of our collective experiences, struggles, and triumphs. LGBTQIA+ history is a testament to resilience, courage and the enduring spirit of those who dared to be true to themselves in the face of adversity. By teaching this history, we provide all students with powerful role models who exemplify the values of authenticity, bravery and perseverance.

For many young people, especially those identifying as LGBTQIA+, seeing themselves reflected in the stories of historical figures can be life-changing. It offers them a sense of belonging and reassures them that they too can make a difference in the world. But it's not just LGBTQIA+ students who benefit. When all students learn about diverse role models, they are better equipped to appreciate the contributions of everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Inclusivity is more than a buzzword; it's a commitment to ensuring that every individual feels seen, heard and valued. When we highlight the achievements of the LGBTQIA+ community in our schools and communities, we take a significant step toward creating a world where everyone can thrive, irrespective of who they are or whom they love.

We invite educators and parents alike to explore this collection to learn, share and champion the cause of inclusivity in our schools. Together, we can shape a brighter, more inclusive future for all our children.

On the Importance of LGBTQ History and Why We Celebrate

Learn why it's so crucial to have an LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum and why we need to teach queer history more than ever during and after LGBTQ History Month.

Resources

THE FIFTIES:  AN UNDERGROUND HISTORY
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THE FIFTIES: AN UNDERGROUND HISTORY

Activity, Assessment, Handout, Lesson Plan, Presentation | Grade 12, Higher Education, Adult Education

Intersectionality
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Intersectionality

Handout, Lesson Plan | Grades 9-12

Audre Lorde Lesson Plan
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Audre Lorde Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan, Media | Grades 6-12

AIDS Memorial Quilt: Raising Awareness A Stitch at a Time
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AIDS Memorial Quilt: Raising Awareness A Stitch at a Time

Lesson Plan, Media | Grades 1-12, Higher Education, Adult Education

Transgender Identity and Issues
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Transgender Identity and Issues

Lesson Plan | Grades 9-12, PSRP

HS -- Lights, Camera, Action
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HS -- Lights, Camera, Action

Lesson Plan | Grades 9-12

Upstanders
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Upstanders

Activity | Grades 9-12

Transgender Awareness Week Toolkit for High School
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Transgender Awareness Week Toolkit for High School

Activity, Assessment | Grades 9-12, PSRP, SISP

My Best Self! Exploring Identity and Bias
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My Best Self! Exploring Identity and Bias

Activity, Handout, Lesson Plan, Worksheet | Grades 9-12

Margaret Chung Lesson Plan
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Margaret Chung Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan | Grades 9-12

LGBTQIA+ History Timeline Lesson
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LGBTQIA+ History Timeline Lesson

Activity, Handout | Grades 6-12, Professional Development

Legislating Equal Access
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Legislating Equal Access

Lesson Plan | Grades 9-12

Gender Binarism 101
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Gender Binarism 101

Activity, Presentation | Grades 6-8, Professional Development

Fighting for LGBTQ Rights at School
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Fighting for LGBTQ Rights at School

Lesson Plan | PRE-K, Grades K-12

Billie Jean King: A History Chat with Sari Beth Rosenberg
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Billie Jean King: A History Chat with Sari Beth Rosenberg

Handout, Lesson Plan | Grades 5-12, Higher Education

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