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CUNY Research Foundation, Graduate School and University Center (New York, NY 10016-4309)
Anne Valk (Project Director: March 2021 to present)
Donna Thompson Ray (Co Project Director: July 2021 to present)
Pennee Bender (Co Project Director: September 2021 to present)
LGBTQ+ Histories of the United States

A two-week, residential institute for 30 middle and high school teachers on the histories of LGBTQ+ communities in the United States. 

The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the Graduate Center, City University of New York proposes a two-week summer institute, from July 11-22, 2022, entitled LGBTQ+ Histories of the U.S. This Level II project would serve thirty (30) middle and high school teachers who will engage with current LGBTQ+ historical scholarship and discuss key methodological issues with scholars. Hands-on workshops will help them incorporate LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and Queer) content into humanities and social studies classrooms. Participants will examine manuscript, published, and visual sources at the New York Public Library, the Lesbian Herstory Archive, and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, and discuss hand discuss how documents can facilitate classroom discussions of LGBTQ+ history. After the institute, ASHP/CML will build a website and hold webinars to disseminate primary source packets, guides to online resources, and classroom activities.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Institutes for K-12 Educators

Education Programs

$190,000 (approved)
$190,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2021 – 9/30/2023