While the vast majority of Americans consider themselves unprejudiced, many of us unintentionally make snap judgments about people based on what we see—whether it’s race, age, gender, religion, sexuality, or disability. The Love Has No Labels campaign challenges us to open our eyes to our bias and prejudice and work to stop it in ourselves, our friends, our families, and our colleagues. Rethink your bias at http://www.lovehasnolabels.com
I wanted to call to your attention a great and free resource – a teacher professional development training on integrating LGBTQ History into Elementary, Middle and High School curricula. Please share this opportunity with any teacher you think might be interested. This is being run by a group called History UnErased, which received a substantial grant from the Library of Congress, and is offering full scholarships for 3-day August workshops at Lowell National Historical Park.
Click here for more information: https://historyunerased.com/professional-development/
Teachers from other states are welcome.
“Reimagining Equality in Our Classrooms, Culture and Consciousness“
· Study LGBTQ history with expert historians and archivists using primary and secondary source resources from the Library of Congress and ONE Archives Foundation at USC Libraries visual history exhibits
· Address potential miscues and problems that the integration of LGBTQ content may present with psychosocial and behavioral specialists
· Collaborate with colleagues regarding implementation strategies of LGBTQ content and its connections to curriculum standards and frameworks – using the Library of Congress resources and ONE Archives Foundation visual history exhibits
History UnErased workshops are held at Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell, Massachusetts (8:30 – 3:30) and funded through the generous support of the Library of Congress. Three-day workshops include breakfasts, lunches, materials, expert guest speakers and more… Program details will be emailed to you within one week of registration submission. (Library of Congress scholarships are available to classroom teachers, librarians and administrative staff.)
All You Need Is Love? highlights a teen living in a world that exists in opposition to the one we live in now.
In this short, the terms “gay” and “straight” and the conceptions and cultural stigmas attached to them are completely reversed. What makes this video so powerful is its inclusion of family and community, showing that intolerance can fester in any number of places. Honest performances and a beautiful message, this short film is one not to miss.