The California State Board of Education unanimously approved Thursday an update to the state’s public school curriculum incorporating LGBT issues into history and social science.
The History-Social Sciences Framework will integrate LGBT content into elementary, middle and high school classes.
Teachers are encouraged to read stories to second-grade students featuring “a very diverse collection of families,” including “families with lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender parents and their children.”
The Framework cautions teachers not to “assume any particular family structure and ask questions in a way that will easily include children from diverse family backgrounds.”
In history classes, fourth graders will study Harvey Milk, a pioneering gay politician from San Francisco