Tips and Tools for Teaching K–12 LGBTQ-Inclusive History

Solicited by the OAH Committee on the Status of LGBTQ Historians and Histories Endorsed by the OAH Graduate Student Committee and OAH Committee on Teaching

Saturday, April 1, 2023, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Type: Panel Discussion

Tags: Gender and Sexuality; LGBTQ History and Queer Studies; Teaching and Pedagogy


Are you ready to bring LGBTQ content and frames into your K-12 curriculum? We have tools for that! In the decade since California’s FAIR Education Act passed, many outstanding lesson plans, source packages, textbooks, and trainings have been developed, road tested, and revised for preservice and in-service educators. Whether you already do some of this work or are unsure of how to start, these experienced Californian discussants will share tips and favorite materials you can put into practice. A robust discussion will follow about how to do this vital history education in grade, middle, and high schools.

Session Participants

Chair: Don Romesburg, Sonoma State University
Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Sonoma State University

Panelist: Amparo Chavez-Gonzalez, UCLA History-Geography Project
History Coach and Lead Facilitator, UCLA History-Geography Project

Panelist: Miguel Covarrubias, Teacher, LAUSD, LGBTQ Curriculum Writer
History Teacher, Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts, Los Angeles Unified School District

Panelist: Jennifer Gregg, ONE Archives Foundation
Executive Director, ONE Archives Foundation

Panelist: Wendy Rouse, San Jose State University
Professor of History, San Jose State University