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2SLGBTQIA Lesson Plans
The Manitoba Teachers’ Society has created LGBTQ+ inclusive lesson plans for use in early years, middle years and senior years classrooms
BCTF: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) Issues in Schools
The British Columbia Teachers' Federation's LGBTQ2S+ Action Group has lesson plans for all grades plus additional resources to support teachers.
GLSEN: Educator Guides
This American organization has resources for students and educators. See the top of the page for links to LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum and Lesson Plans on Bullying, Bias and Diversity.
This project can help schools and coaches evaluate their programs and implement changes, ensuring that their schools are respectful and safe for all.
In Other Words
This short documentary explores homophobic language and its consequences among teenagers. This video is a tool for teachers, counsellors and youth groups to explore the origins of the words, how young people feel about them and how to overcome the pain they cause.
LGBTQIA+ YA Masterlist
A resource for reviews of YA literature with an LGBTQ+ theme
MediaSmarts: Diversity in Media
These resources explore diversity representation in media, including Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, queer and religion. You will find resources for both parents and teachers.
Pride Education Network
This Canadian organization is a group of educators and advocates who value a safe, respectful and inclusive learning environment for all. This site has resources for educators, youth and parents.
PRISM Elementary Edition—Toolkit for Safe and Caring Discussions About Sexual and Gender Minorities
This PRISM toolkit, created by the Alberta Teachers' Association, provides opportunities for elementary school teachers to explore content related to sexual orientation and gender variance.
PRISM for Secondary Schools: Toolkit for Safe and Caring Discussions About Sexual and Gender Minorities
This Alberta Teachers' Association publication was created to help teachers promote safe and supportive classroom discussions about sexual and gender minorities. The toolkit provides opportunities for teachers to explore content related to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
Promoting Resiliency for Gender Diverse and Sexual Minority Students in Schools
Teacher resources developed by the American Psychological Association to support LGBTQ+ youth in schools
Questions and Answers: Sexual Orientation in Schools
Information from the federal government about sexual and gender minority youth in Canadian schools.
Sexual and Gender Minorities in Canadian Schools
A 2020 article from EdCan Network about the importance of teachers in setting a tone of acceptance in schools
Information for teachers about sexual minorities in schools. This resource was created by TeachingSexualHealth.ca
Teaching Gender Identity in the Classroom (Ages 14+)
A collection of five free online films from the National Film Board that can be used to discuss gender identity in various courses, from Canadian history and media studies to civics and English, and are appropriate for students aged 14 and up.
Trevor Project: Education
The Trevor Project is an American organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth. They have a free online learning module with a video, curriculum, and teacher resources for middle school and high school classrooms.
Unheard Voices: Stories of LGBT History
A LGTBQ lesson plan from the Anti-Defamation League that was designed for middle school and high school students.
This organization provides book lists for a school or classroom library, lesson plans, tips to make your school more welcoming for students and families and suggested responses to questions related to gender, families and LGBTQ topics.
Welcoming Schools 2021 Annual Report
Welcoming Schools is the most comprehensive bias-based bullying prevention program in the nation to provide LGBTQ+ and gender inclusive professional development training, lesson plans, booklists and resources specifically designed for educators and youth-serving professionals. It was created the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
This site has booklists and articles sharing best practices for librarians and teachers on how to get LGBTQIA+ YA books into the hands of teens.
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