Inclusive History with Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

This week, the Illinois Civics Hub hosted Leah Rauch, Director of Education, and Amanda Friedeman, Assistant Director of Education at Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, to explore how their new exhibit, Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement. The webinar was designed to help educators teach the principles of constitutional democracy as content and practice consistent with the Illinois Inclusive History Requirement that states, “In public schools only, the teaching of history shall include a study of the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this state.” as well as the revised Illinois Social Science standards.

The Museum explains:

  • Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement explores the June 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Inn as the flashpoint that ignited the modern gay rights movement in the United States. In the fifty years since the Stonewall Uprising, America’s LGBTQ population has struggled for equal rights and representation under the law. Rise Up shares the voices and tells the stories of this movement. 

The Museum has made access to the exhibit accessible to classrooms and the public. You can interact with Rise Up through:

If you missed the webinar, you can view a recording on the Illinois Civics Hub Webinar Archive. You can also access the Inclusive History Toolkit to access resources that were shared.

The Illinois Civics Hub and Democracy Schools Network host free after-school PD with our civic learning partners from the Civic Engagement Research Group, Stanford History Education Group, The Center for Research and Information on Civic Learning and Engagement, and more. A description for each webinar and information to register for professional development credits is available on the Illinois Civics Hub Professional Development Calendar.