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LGBTQ+ History

Teaching LGBTQ+ History Toolkit

HB 0246 amends the U.S. History requirement of the Illinois School Code to read, 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.

The Inclusive Curriculum Law, signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker on Aug. 9, 2019, mandates that by the time students finish eighth grade, public schools must teach them about contributions to state and U.S. history made by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Illinois Civics.org has curated a number of resources to help educators meet the Inclusive Curriculum Law.