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Social Education October 2017

Special Section: LGBTQ+ Issues in Social Education

Editors Notebook 
Michael Simpson
Teaching the C3 Framework
Stimulating and Sustaining Inquiry with Students’ Questions 
Andrew P. Minigan, Sarah Westbrook, Dan Rothstein, Luz Santana
A simple yet rigorous technique enables students to develop their ability to ask questions as they plan and drive their own inquiries. High School Civics-Government
Lessons on the Law
Previewing the October 2017 Supreme Court Term 
Catherine Hawke
In the new Supreme Court term, the justices will delve into issues that are fundamental to American democracy: voting, marriage equality, religious freedom and immigration. High School Law-Related
Teaching with Documents
Debating the Civil Rights Act of 1875 
Andrew Zetts
Two featured documents related to a nineteenth-century U.S. civil rights bill can launch a fascinating classroom lesson on the complex trajectory of civil rights during post-Civil War Reconstruction. US History
Sources and Strategies
Exploring Different Perspectives on World War I through Two Responses to the Armistice 
Stephen Wesson
Woodrow Wilson’s handwritten note about the end of World War I along with a personal view from a private in the trenches can provide students with an opportunity to explore two very different perspectives on the war and its final moments. US History, World History
Surfing the Net
Teaching about the Rise of Hate Groups, Neo-Fascism, the Alt-Right, and the Threat to Freedom and Democracy in the United States 
C. Frederick Risinger
These recommended sites offer materials, lesson plans, and activities for teaching about our democratic principles. Civics-Government

LGBTQ+ Issues in Social Education

LGBTQ+ Issues in Social Education: Understanding, Inclusion, and Advocacy 
Gloria T. Alter
This special section of Social Education offers an array of suggestions and guidelines for integrating LGBTQ+ content into the social studies curriculum. High School

Discovery, Engagement, and Transformation: Learning About Gender and Sexual Diversity (GSD) in Social Education 
Gloria T. Alter
Teaching about LGBTQ+ concepts and history helps counter prejudice and creates a classroom environment that is supportive of all students. High School US History, Civics-Government

Timeline: Milestones in the American LGBT Civil Rights Movement 
Jamie Coker-Robertson, Kyle Morgan, Helen Aldana
This detailed timeline can be used to spark an engaging classroom lesson on the movement for LGBT rights. High School US History

Battling the Bullying of LGBTQ Students 
David Campos
Specific classroom and school practices can help educators promote a secure and inclusive learning environment and prevent bullying.

An LGBTQ+ Inclusive Social Studies: Curricular and Instructional Considerations 
Bárbara C. Cruz, Robert W. Bailey
Social studies must be at the forefront of advancing an LGBTQ+ inclusive K-12 curriculum.

LGBTQ Media Images and their Potential Impact on Youth in Schools 
J. B. Mayo,Jr.
The reimagining of an iconic photograph can serve as a jumping off point into a classroom exploration of how LGBTQ people have been framed in television and cinema.

Welcoming Rainbow Families in the Classroom: Suggestions and Recommendations for Including LGBTQ Children’s Books in the Curricula 
Jamie Campbell Naidoo
Literature that reflects the lives of children in LGBTQ families not only validates the children’s experiences but also creates teachable moments for their classmates.

Legal Issues Related to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Public Schools 
Maria M. Lewis, Allison Fetter-Harrott, Jeffrey C. Sun, Suzanne E. Eckes

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