Elementary School Lesson Plans: General LGBTQ

This collection of lesson plans is for California Elementary School students, grades K-5th.

Lessons

Remembering Charley Parkhurst: New Opportunities in Gold Rush Era California

This inquiry-based lesson explores the life of Charley Parkhurst, who was born female but lived, and gained fame, as a stagecoach driver in late nineteenth century California. The lesson is envisioned as one, among several, that would explore the consequences of the Gold Rush and statehood in California. This lesson centers around gender expression, within a broader conversation about opportunities available to migrants to California during the Gold Rush Era.

Women’s Rights

How and why was the Declaration of Sentiments modeled after the Declaration of Independence?