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Making Your Social Studies and ELA Curricula LGBTQ+ Inclusive

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Making Your Social Studies and ELA Curricula LGBTQ+ Inclusive

Presented by Daniel Hurewitz, Associate Professor of History, Hunter College, and Advisor, New York City Department of Education; and Mary Kennedy, Senior Producer, The WNET Group

Sponsored by WNET

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Research shows that when all students have the opportunity to engage in LGBTQ+ affirming curricula, students and school culture benefit. In this edWebinar, Mary Kennedy, Senior Producer from The WNET Group, and Daniel Hurewitz, Associate Professor of History at Hunter College, will introduce a collection of free, media-rich resources from the newly developed LGBTQ+ Identity Toolkit, created by The WNET Group and the New York City Department of Education’s Social Studies Department.

Mary and Daniel will showcase a range of resources, including videos, informational text, discussion questions, and teaching tips, all to help educators effectively integrate LGBTQ+ history and narratives into U.S. history, social studies, and English classrooms. Content is aligned with Hidden Voices: LGBTQ+ Stories in United States History, a curriculum guide developed by the New York City Department of Education.

This edWebinar will be of interest to teachers, librarians, school counselors, curriculum directors, directors of professional development, and school and district leaders of middle and high school grade levels. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.


Daniel Hurewitz HeadshotAbout the Presenters

Daniel Hurewitz is a historian, academic administrator, curriculum developer, teacher trainer, and yes, a playwright. He serves as an associate professor of history at Hunter College and worked as an advisor, writer, and editor helping the New York City Department of Education develop curricular materials to support faculty in teaching LGBTQ+ history.


Mary Kennedy HeadshotMary Kennedy is a senior producer at WNET New Public Media. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she has been instrumental in the development of the video-based resources included in the LGBTQ+ Identity Toolkit featured in this edWebinar and in the WNET Group’s LGBTQ series, First Person, a digital series that delivers candid personal narratives illustrating larger conversations about gender, sexuality, social norms, and identity development.


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The edWebinar recording will be posted to this page the day after the presentation. Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.

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The WNET GroupThe WNET Group’s award-winning Kids’ Media and Education Team produces the PBS KIDS series, Cyberchase, interactive Mission US history games, and resources for families, teachers and caregivers. A leading public media producer for nearly 60 years, The WNET Group presents and distributes content that fosters lifelong learning, including multi-platform initiatives addressing poverty, jobs, economic opportunity, social justice, understanding and the environment.


Wednesday, November 3, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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