How can we center the often-omitted voices of LGBTQ individuals in order to build more equitable schools and communities? How does learning the history of marginalized groups foster empathy, connection, and social awareness among the young people in our classrooms? In this interactive workshop, we will focus on Facing History and Ourselves’ core themes of identity and membership and share best practices for integrating students’ social, emotional, and academic development into classroom curriculum.
In this interactive workshop, we will:
- explore how stereotypes, fear, and homophobia create barriers to honoring the full humanity of LGBTQ individuals
- model strategies for creating classroom environments that respect students’ diverse identities and help foster equity of voice
- share ideas about how you can use Facing History resources to help meet the Illinois mandate (effective July 1, 2020) to “include a study of the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this state.”
This workshop is intended for upper middle and high school social studies, civics, and humanities teachers in Illinois.
This workshop will be held via Zoom. Details for joining the Zoom meeting will be shared by email prior to the event.