Curriculum

As part of the required instructional program at all grade levels in San Francisco Schools
SFUSD Health Education Curriculum Policy includes Family Diversity (Elementary) and Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity (Middle and High) delineated below:

Elementary: Two lessons of family diversity per year
Middle School: Seven periods of Diversity Education and Violence Prevention
High School: Ten periods of Diversity Education and Violence Prevention

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Elementary School Lessons

All resources listed below are provided by SFUSD, already available in your school library, and are approved for use to fulfill LGBTQ family and gender diversity requirements. For more information on resources, best practices and activity ideas, see: LGBTQ Family + Gender Diversity Teaching Guide for Elementary Staff (link), log-in to your SFUSD staff account may be required for some links.

Recommended Lessons from District Adopted Curricula for LGBTQ Family & Gender Diversity:

LGBTQ Families & Relationships

All Families Are Special
Lesson Link
Worksheet 1
Worksheet 2

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The Great Big Book of Families

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Uncle Bobby’s Wedding
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And Tango Makes Three/Tres Con Tango
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Link to Lesson (Spanish)

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My Two Uncles
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Asha’s Mums
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Mom and Mum are Getting Married
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King and King
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In Our Mother’s House
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That’s a Family! (video)

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Gender Roles & Stereotypes

Fair Play! Gender Stereotypes
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Worm Loves Worm

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Gender Identity

Introducing Teddy

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Who are you?: Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity
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Gracefully Grayson

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I am Jazz
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Gender Expression

Princess Boy
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Annie’s Plaid Shirt

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One of a Kind, Like Me/Único Como Yo!
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Jacob's New Dress
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Julián is a Mermaid

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Jacob’s New Dress
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LGBTQ History

PRIDE: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag

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The Harvey Milk Story
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More Elemenatary Curriculum:

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Middle School Lessons

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High School Lessons

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ADDITIONAL Middle and High School Curriculum

Below are texts and supplemental films that are part of the comprehensive
health education curriculum specific to LGBT topics. These resources are present at every middle and high school, and SFUSD staff can borrow them from Student Support Services, Quintara site. Contact your site LGBTQ Liason for more information and to check out videos and materials.

Middle School Curriculum

High School Curriculum

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