During GLSEN’s 25 Days for Safer Schools back-to-school campaign, we’ll release a GLSEN resource every school day that students, educators, and other supporters can use to help make their schools safer for all students. We’re also getting ready to celebrate our 25th anniversary next year!
This week we’re focused on curriculum. What kind of impact can LGBT-inclusive curricula have? Bigger than you may think!
GLSEN’s research has found that when LGBT students learned about LGBT people, history, and events in their classes, they felt safer at school, experienced less harassment, and felt more connected to their school communities. Read our brief about the impact of LGBT curricular inclusion here.
Here’s what we’ll be looking at this week:
- The Developing LGBT-Inclusive Classroom Resources guide, offering tangible strategies through “window and mirror” practices
- A research brief on the impact of LGBT-inclusive curriculum
- Unheard Voices, a collection of stories and lessons about LGBT history for grades 6-12
- How to plan your own upcoming No Name-Calling Week from January 19-23
- Changing the Game: Blow the Whistle on Name-Calling, a resource on inclusion in physical education classes tailored to elementary school, middle school or high school grade levels
Each Friday, we’ll post a summary of the previous week’s resources at glsen.org/backtoschool. Stay tuned for this week’s resources, and don’t forget to follow the conversation online using the hashtag #GLSENbacktoschool!