Hidden Voices: LGBTQ+ Stories in United States History Lesson Plans - Public Facing
The Hidden Voices LGBTQ+ project was initiated to help New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) students learn about and honor the innumerable people who questioned and broke the normed expectations of gender and sexuality, and who were therefore often hidden from the traditional historical record. These individuals influenced the social, political, artistic, and economic landscape in so many ways, and their contributions continue to shape our history and identity. These lesson plans were developed by the NYCDOE Department of Social Studies and Civics in collaboration with scholars and teacher curriculum writers. These 20 lessons build on content found in the Hidden Voices: LGBTQ+ Stories in United States History guide, and provide models for teaching the Profiles and Portraits of an Era found in the book. All of the lessons contain new and exciting sources, including primary sources from local and national archives to make your curriculum more LGBTQ+ inclusive.
NOTE: The Hidden Voices: LGBTQ+ Stories in United States History Lesson Plans collection is available to the public, and can be downloaded from this page. As a result of copyright a limited number of primary sources have been redacted. NYCDOE teachers can download the Hidden Voices: LGBTQ+ Stories in United States History Lesson Plans with all of the documents unredacted with their DOE log-in information here.