Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History 5
David Duffield, University of Colorado Denver
Daniel Hurewitz, Hunter College, City University of New York
Rachel Reinhard, University of California, Berkeley
Wendy Rouse, San José State University
They will share some of their challenges, successes, and thoughts on working with K-12 educators, as well as specific strategic examples in which historians and teachers have worked together to navigate teaching LGBT history in the K-12 classroom. They will address the challenges of teaching LGBT material in states, like California, where there is now an inclusive curricular framework, states that are considered “friendly” to such material even without a dedicated curriculum, and states where the educational environment is considerably less hospitable—or even hostile—to LGBT content. The goal is mobilizing the resources and capacities of faculty in the service of widespread and high quality LGBT history education.