Lesson Plans To Support LGBTQ Inclusive Elementary Schools
Find easy to use lesson plans to 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]
A flexible lesson plan to help students learn about LGBTQ history and to see a diverse range of LGBTQ people. [3 - 6]
The Great Big Book of Families by Mary Hoffman showcases diverse families and their lives together. It's a great resource for reflecting the diversity of your students' families and highlighting diversity for all students. LGBTQ-inclusive, multi-racial families, economic diversity. [K – 2]
The book, PRIDE: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Ron Sanders looks at the hopes that Milk had for LGBTQ people and the Pride flag. Afterwards, students will create an original flag or cape design about their own identities. [3 - 5]
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 topics of love is love, 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]