Lesson Plans To Support LGBTQ Inclusive Elementary Schools
In an LGBTQ inclusive school, all children and their families are welcome. These easy to use lesson plans help you work with your students to have real conversations to welcome diversity, prevent bias-based bullying, understand gender and support transgender and non-binary students.
All HRC Welcoming Schools lessons are aligned with the Common Core Standards.
Be Who You Are by Todd Parr reminds kids that their unique traits are what make them so special. After reading, students will create a detailed drawing of themselves. This book and activity can provide an opportunity to discuss unique identities and gender expression with students. [K - 2]
Red: A Crayon's Story provides a wonderful opportunity to discuss appearance based stereotypes – gender, ability, race. Each student will create a crayon about themselves that explores their inner identities. [K - 2]
Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence—the Vice President of the United States. Marlon's life is about to change forever when this very special boy bunny falls in love with another boy bunny. With its message of acceptance, this book explores issues of same gender marriage and democracy. [K – 5]
After reading Looking Like Me by Walter Dean Myers, students write short poems, modeled after the ideas in the book. This is a great activity to help educators and students to get to know each other better. [3 - 5]