It’s Elementary Curriculum Guide


The groundbreaking film that addresses anti-gay prejudice by providing adults with practical lessons on how to talk with children about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people. Part of The Respect for All Project.

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It’s Elementary: A Guide to Community Organizing, Professional Development, and K-8 Curriculum

Since the original release of It’s Elementary in 1996, educators, parents, principals and professors have shared hundreds of stories about how they have used this film to prevent prejudice among children. In this new edition of the film’s accompanying guide, their stories are drawn upon to offer inspiration, provide further guidance and share additional resources for creating LGBT-inclusive schools.

The 136-page guide is designed to serve as a clearinghouse of ideas and resources for using It’s Elementary to make change on many levels in the classroom, in schools of education, with school boards and within communities. Included is information that supports the use of the film both as a tool for community organizing and as a tool for professional development.

There are six sections in this guide. Each section includes specific references to the film, helpful websites and cross-references other sections of the guide where related resources can be found. In addition, we have assembled a handful of lessons and resources specifically for teachers to use as part of direct classroom instruction.

A printed and bound copy of the 136-page guide comes with institutional and school purchases of the DVD  set. Each DVD also includes an electronic PDF version of the guide.


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