Learn Your #LGBT History

Graphic.Coursev3LGBT history is American history. Whether you are a teacher or other educator, increase your knowledge of LGBT history.

In support of the FAIR Education Act and the new History Social Science Framework, CSU Monterey Bay is offering the online course, “LGBT History in Schools” in June and July 2018. Register by May 29.  

There are three (3) options or ways to take this course:

Few teachers have learned the content or pedagogy about LGBT history, the new state history framework, the LGBT rights movement or important LGBT people in history beyond Harvey Milk, the Stonewall Riots and Ellen.

This course will provide content and pedagogy for teaching LGBT history. It is designed specifically for educators who teach history in grades 7-12, but may also be useful for others engaged in youth education, such as GSA advisors, diversity centers, non-profits, or anyone interested in learning more about LGBT history.

Since the course is offered online, most anyone is eligible to register for this course. The course lasts over 6 weeks. Twice weekly discussion boards and weekly online course meetings will be required as part of the instruction in addition to various readings.

Read more about signing up for the course since enrollment is limited. Join the conversation on Facebook.

In case you weren’t aware of this legislative history:

  • 2012: California adopted the FAIR Education Act . “Instruction in social sciences shall include the early history of California and a study of the role and contributions of both men and women, Native Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, European Americans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, persons with disabilities, and members of other ethnic and cultural groups, to the economic, political, and social development of California and the United States of America, with particular emphasis on portraying the role of these groups in contemporary society.”
  • 2016: California Department of Education passed an updated History-Social Science Framework in 2016 that includes LGBT history.
  • 2017: The Department of Education then adopted LGBT history inclusive textbooks .

1 Response to “Learn Your #LGBT History”


  1. 1 brandon p bowen June 26, 2018 at 7:26 am

    I am learning lots in this class


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