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INTERSECTIONS & CONNECTIONS digital, multimedia, primary source-based LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum for all NYC DOE educators.

The supplemental curriculum is NYC DOE-approved, aligns with NYS Social Studies Standards, and supplements Passport to Social Studies.

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Earn CTLE credits by attending our virtual PL sessions. New and inspiring sessions are added each month and are free and open to all NYC DOE educators and staff. 


April 2024 Virtual PL with CTLEs

Did That Really Happen? An April Fools Day Medley

Monday, April 1st, 7:30 - 8:30 PM: Explore some fascinating, and befuddling, LGBTQ history that can serve as hooks to introduce new content to students (and provide you with some fun facts).

National Parks, Historic Sites, and Monuments

Thursday, April 4th, 3:30 - 4:30 PM: This interactive session explores LGBTQ-inclusive, place-based history, the "Statements of Significance" included in their nominations, and intersections with current curricula.

Disrupting Gender Norms from the Late 17th Century to Early 20th Century

Thursday, April 11th, 7:30 - 8:30 PM: Meet individuals who played with – or even defied - gender expectations of their time, and how they used gender disruptions to prosper. This evidence of how disruptions of gender norms existed across time & place can help students make connections to contemporary discussions of gender. 

LGBTQ History and the US Military

Tuesday, April 16th, 7:30 - 8:30 PM: This session explores the connections between military policy and civil rights and is anchored in our Deep Dives and Backstories podcast episode featuring the Honorable Patrick Murphy, whose Murphy Amendment ultimately repealed the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in 2011. 

Modeling/Coaching on Introducing the Wakeman History Mystery Box

Thursday, April 18th, 3:30 - 4:30 PM: This session unpacks the Farmer to Soldier unit for elementary students using primary sources and the History Mystery Box analysis process. These materials expand our understanding of the possible motivations individuals may have had to pass as men and enlist during the Civil War. 

50 Ways to UnErase LGBTQ History Part 4

Thursday, April 18th, 7:30 - 8:30 PM: Continuation of a five-part series that introduces LGBTQ-inclusive, intersectional academic content to seamlessly integrate within history, civics, and social studies courses. 

May 2024 Virtual PL with CTLEs

Presidential Medal of Freedom Unit for Elementary Educators

Monday, May 6th, 2:30 - 3:30 PM: Modeling and coaching on introducing this unit in elementary classrooms through a contextualized, intersectional approach and unpacking the interactive game for extended learning.

The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu

Wednesday, April 15th, 7:30 - 8:30 PM: This interactive, multimedia session explores our unit on the Healer Stones of Kapaemahu, produced through our partnership with the filmmakers of the PBS documentary of the same name. Through the story of the erasure of the mahu in the age of American imperialism, the story of the mahu connects Hawaiian history to the story of America as well as efforts across the globe to restore native cultures' acceptance of gender diversity.

Summer Reading Book Bites for Teachers and Students

Tuesday, May 21st, 7:30 - 8:30 PM: Explore LGBTQ-inclusive books for readers of all ages: fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, and more. Participants will leave with recommended booklists for elementary, middle, and high school students as well as suggestions for teachers' summer reading and books to share with colleagues!



Request Customized PL: For Individual Schools and Teams

  • Full Staff Training: Introduction to LGBTQ-inclusive and Intersectional History and Social Studies
  • Informational Session for Parents/Caregivers: Developmentally-aligned Curriculum & Language 
  • Navigating Complex Conversations / Analyzing Authentic Scenarios
  • Teaching LGBTQ-inclusive Curriculum in the ENL/MLL Classroom
  • Curriculum Mapping / Scaffolding
  • Modeling Lessons and Customized Coaching
  • Diversifying Classroom Collections and School Libraries
  • Understanding LGBTQ-inclusive Curriculum through Policy and Public Health Lenses
  • LGBTQ History Session for GSA Students (single one-hour session)

On-site PL requires a two-week notice - thank you.

Click the button below to request one or more options for your school staff. If you don't hear from us within 48 hours, please contact us here.

UnErasing LGBTQ History and Identities: A Podcast for Teachers

Our Pilot and Season One offer real-world advice and reasonable, practical strategies on how you can create LGBTQ-inclusive classrooms and schools. 

Have a listen to "Navigating Pushback with Compassion" featuring Triana Wilson. In this episode, Triana draws on over a decade's experience navigating complex conversations about LGBTQ-inclusive classrooms with parents and caregivers of her new immigrant and refugee students.

Listen to the episode with the transcript here.

This podcast season is funded by the New York City Council and developed by History UnErased in partnership with Making Gay History. To listen to more episodes, click the Podcast button below or find us on Spotify, iHeartRadio, Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, or anywhere you get your podcasts. 


Deep Dives and Backstories Episodes

In Season Two of UnErasing LGBTQ History and Identities: A Podcast for Teachers, you will meet a few history-makers featured in our Intersections & Connections curriculum and learn some fascinating - and empowering - backstories!

Have a listen to "KAPAEMAHU UnErased" to hear the story of the Healer Stones of Kapaemahu and learn about their erasure in the age of American imperialism, as well as current efforts to restore the monument to the healer stones  - and the mahu - to their rightful place in Hawaiian history.

Listen to the episode with the transcript here.

This podcast season is funded by the New York City Council and developed by History UnErased. To listen to more episodes, click the Podcast button below or find us on Spotify, iHeartRadio, Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, or anywhere you get your podcasts. 


Art of the Podcast Residency for GSAs

Our youth equity podcast project is developed and produced by History UnErased in collaboration with Houses on the Moon Theater Company. Each episode is the product of a semester-long story-telling process, giving students the opportunity to amplify their voices and share the stories they want and need to tell.

Middle school and high school GSA Advisors can contact us to request a 2024/25 residency application HERE

Have a listen to our Pilot Season and Season One!