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7 Resources For LGBT History Month This February

From lesson plans to wallcharts, posters and more, here's our roundup of great teaching resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans History Month 2017

  • 7 Resources For LGBT History Month This February

This month is LGBT history month, so we’ve rounded up some great resources and reference sites for you to educate and celebrate.

Where better to start, than going right to the source…

1. LGBTHistoryMonth.org.uk

At lgbthistorymonth.org.uk you’ll find this handy wallchart which features a timeline of key figures and events in LGBT history, as well as these curriculum posters featuring prominent LGBT figures in various areas, including Alan Turing, Simone De Beauvoir, Frida Kahlo and Yves Saint Laurent.

Plus, you’ll find posters for 2017’s theme, PSHE, Citizenship and Law (Version 1 and Version 2), and fact posters for the four faces of this year’s theme: Jackie Forster, Allan Horsfall, Emmeline Pankhurst and Sylvia Rivera.

2. Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals

So, unless you’re already brimming with ideas and inspiration of how to celebrate and teach LGBT History Month, your next stop should be cilip.org.uk, as they’ve compiled their top tips for preparing for it. You can find them all here

3. The Proud Trust

The Proud Trust has teamed up with The People’s History Museum and produced a free LGBT History Month Pack for on the theme of Citizenship, PSHE and Law.

This three-lesson pack will guide you through an exploration of LGBT history and changes to law in the UK, as well as having a look at the situation for LGBT people across Europe.

It also raises ideas about what changes still need to happen and things they can do to raise awareness of this.

Download the PDF pack here.

4. Schools Out

If you’re after advice on things like tackling homophobic bullying or how to use language effectively then Schools Out has a whole host of resources for you to use.

5. GIRES

The Gender Identity Research and Education Society has produced three different age-related lesson plans on gender identity. There’s one for ages 3-6, one for 7-11 and another for 11-14, all of which you can find here.

6. LGBT History Month Scotland

This research report from 2012, Changing Hearts and Minds, is packed full of facts and findings from research into LGBT identities, experiences and representation in Europe.

Download the summary PDF here, or the full report here.

7. Stonewall

If you’re looking for secondary school films on LGBT issues then look no further than this whopping 19-page list of movies compiled by Stonewall.

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