At Gender Inclusive Classrooms, we believe that every teacher is capable of creating a safe, supportive and affirming environment for trans, gender expansive, non-binary and queer students. Our goal is to provide a framework to help guide your work as you move through the year. This curriculum is more about shifting your mindset, language, and practice than it is about adding additional lessons to your already jam-packed curriculum expectations. Our hope is that this guide will help you infuse aspects of gender inclusivity into everything that you are already doing so that it becomes a natural part of your pedagogy. It is our sincere hope that this work will be combined with all of the work you are already doing around race, class, economic justice and other social justice topics so that students are able to explore the complexities of their multifaceted identities.
This guide is the second part to our August-December Curriculum Guide. It can be purchased separately and contains the following three themes:
January/February: Unlearning the "Universal He"
March/April: Using LGBTQ+ Language
May/June: Looking Back, Looking Forward - History and Activism
Each monthly guide provides a student goal, student-friendly definitions, book recommendations by topic, lesson plan ideas, tips for communicating with families, and additional reading for teachers.
[Note: This guide does not have the introductory sections that are included in the August-December guide.]