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Teacher Lesson Return to "LGBTQ People Have Always Existed"
LGBTQ People Have Always Existed
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ELA & Social and Emotional Learning
Social Awareness


Story Summary: Adrian resents people telling them that being nonbinary is something new. In fact, nonbinary people have existed—and been celebrated—by cultures all over the world for ages. They describe three such cultures.

Learning Objectives
Youth will build their SEL by:
• Explaining the impact of seeing—and not seeing—marginalized
communities in history classes on those in and out of the community
• Actively listening and responding to peers' responses to the story

Youth will increase their literacy by:
• Making meaning of text through class read-aloud and discussion
• Writing to express personal connections and insight



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(NYC-2019-11-07)