California students will begin learning about gay historical figures and about key moments in history involving LGBTQ people and rights with the state board of education’s approval of a new social-science and history framework.
California last reviewed its history curriculum in 2006. The inclusion of LGBTQ history was discussed then, but did not become codified until 2011, when the state passed a first-of-its-kind law requiring the subject to be taught.
Among the changes, as laid out by the Associated Press, 2nd graders will learn about families with two moms or two dads. Two years later, while studying how immigrants have shaped the Golden State, students will hear how the late Harvey Milk became a pioneering gay politician in San Francisco.
A version of this article appeared in the August 03, 2016 edition of Education Week as Calif. Adopts Framework With LGBTQ History