Free shipping over $99 | Interest Free *no credit check* financing is available!

California Board of Education Approves LGBTQ Inclusive Social Studies and History Framework

by Guest contributor August 01, 2016


Post submitted by Kathy Pillsbury, Founding Member, HRC Welcoming School’s Committee 

HRC’s Welcoming Schools project applauds the California State Board of Education for unanimously approving LGBTQ inclusive History-Social Studies Framework. Students in the Golden State will now study LGBTQ families, gender roles, prominent LGBTQ Americans and LGBTQ rights milestones in history.

Students will study different topics based upon age. Second graders, for instance, will learn about LGBTQ people while studying families and the world around them and will look at the wide diversity of families in America. HRC’s Welcoming Schools offers lesson plans and book recommendations that meet these new California standards.

In fourth grade, California students will study historical changemakers and the Board of Education’s Framework specifically recommends students learn about Charley Parkhurst. HRC’s Welcoming Schools recommends “Riding Freedom” by Pam Muñoz Ryan, a riveting, fictionalized account of Parkhurst’s life. The book is also featured in Welcoming Schools’ booklist “Books for Students with Gender-Expansive and Transgender Children.”

Welcoming Schools knows how important it is that students are exposed to the full diversity of America, including LGBTQ history and LGBTQ lives, and California is doing just that.

Whether or not you live in California, your students will love all of the educational resources that HRC’s Welcoming Schools as to offer. From ready-to-use lesson plans to must-have books for your classroom, we’ve got you covered.

HRC Welcoming Schools is a comprehensive approach to creating respectful and supportive elementary schools with resources and professional development to embrace family diversity, create LGBTQ-inclusive schools, prevent bias-based bullying and gender stereotyping, and support transgender and gender-expansive students.





Guest contributor
Guest contributor

Author


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Think

Watch A Rainbow Flag Drift Through Outer Space And Spread Homosexuality Across The Universe

by Graham Gremore September 28, 2016

Prepare to be absolutely mesmerized. Because space is gay, ya’ll. The good folks over at Planting Peace, the same group who created the rainbow-colored Equality House directly across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church, attached a rainbow flag to a high-altitude balloon and sent it way, way up into the atmosphere. Related: Antarctica Officially Declared The World’s [...]

Continue Reading →

Jonathan Groff Is Virtually Indistinguishable From His Character On HBO’s “Looking”

by Dan Tracer September 28, 2016

  This job has changed my life in so many ways. I’ve never played a character that hit so close to the bone. It felt like an extension of myself taking place in the present. Trying to figure out what it means to be gay. Patrick and I are from the same generation of gay [...]

Continue Reading →

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Winner Tyra Sanchez Releases Hot New Track, Serious Iggy Azalea Vibes

by Tim Winfred September 28, 2016

Yeah, we know most people aren’t the biggest fan of RuPaul‘s Drag Race season 2 winner Tyra Sanchez – she was controversial during her time on the show, and her post-show career hasn’t been a smooth ride either. Nevertheless, her new track Vogue is seriously hot, and worth a listen. The song’s beat is reminiscent of [...]

Continue Reading →