To help schools create more welcoming, supportive and safer environments for LGBTQ + youth, OUT Maine has created a set of organized educational activities for educators. The activities are designed to complement the educational content currently used in schools.
Lessons focus on gender, diversity and self-expression. Students will also learn about empathy, family dynamics, gender stereotypes, and LGBTQ + history.
Organized by grade levels – K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 – activities follow the scope and sequence of Step Two by year. These lessons are designed for any classroom teacher; All lessons are consistent with the Maine Learning Outcomes and / or Early Learning Development Standards, which are found at the end of each lesson.
For more information and a free download of the inclusive LGBTQ + program, visit https://outmaine.org/k-12-curriculum/.
OUT Maine has an ambitious goal: to create more welcoming, assertive communities for diverse gay Maine youth in all of their intersectional identities by changing the very systems that serve them. For more information, visit www.outmaine.org.