Queer By the Books Blog

Who am I? Why am I here?

Goals & Objectives

Goal 1. Examine concepts of queer identity.
Objective 1. Discuss in small groups the participants’ understanding of queer identity.
Objective 2. Record results of this discussion on a Web archive.
Goal 2. Examine concepts of queer culture.
Objective 1. Discuss in small groups the participants’ understanding of queer culture.
Objective 2. Record results of this discussion on a Web archive.
Goal 3. Engage educators in discussions of curriculum development around queer identity and queer culture.
Objective 1. Present participants with content relevant to teachers in arts, language, humanities, and social studies.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn to:
1. Identify cultural and historical dimensions of queer experience.
2. Infuse existing curricula with resources of cultural and historical significance to sexual minority people.
3. Employ World-Wide Web technologies (e.g. blog, social networking) for curriculum development.

What’s in a name?

A people with a history.

A. Small Group Discussion

B. Report-back and Presentation

Anything you always wanted to know, but have been afraid to ask?

A. Small Group Discussion

B. Report-back and Presentation

How might GSAs, and classes in language arts, social studies, and other subjects use the same book or movie?

What one book or movie might be used by GSAs, and classes in language arts, social studies, or other subjects?

A. Presentation

B. Small Group Discussion and Report-back

Welcome to Queer By the Books Blog, a resource for education participants in a workshop at the True Colors 16th Annual Conference, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, March 12-14, 2009.

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