Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Human Development and Family Studies
Many elementary schools have LGBTQ+ content missing from the curriculum, with gender identity and expression and diverse family structures notably absent. The issue that arises is children from LGBTQ+ families, or who may be LGBTQ+ themselves, do not feel represented in the curriculum. If children are provided with the knowledge of what it means to be LGBTQ+, then they are more likely to have a healthy relationship with themselves and their peers who may be included in that community. In order to address this issue, I created a three-day lesson for Kindergarten through first graders at San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School in Felton, California.
Walker, Mahri, "Implementing LGBTQ+ Curriculum in Early Education Classrooms" (2021). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 1024.