• Curriculum and Lesson Plans

    No Name Calling Week
    No Name-Calling Week is an annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds and providing schools with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to eliminate bullying in their communities. The website offers free lesson plans and other resources for all grade levels that can be used any time of year: Middle School Lesson Plans, High School Lesson Plans

    Teaching Tolerance 
    This organization offers a range of articles and lesson plans that address sexual orientation and gender expression including: What’s So Bad About “That’s So Gay”? and others.

    Don’t Laugh At Me 
    Through music, video, and classroom activities, the "Don't Laugh at Me" (DLAM) programs help sensitize children to the painful effects of behaviors that too often are accepted as necessary rites of passage in childhood - ridicule, disrespect, ostracism and bullying. One program for grades 2-5, another for grades 6-8. 

  • Elementary Specific

    Ready, Set, Respect!
    This kit, created by GLSEN and developed in partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals, provides tools to help elementary educators develop respectful attitudes and behaviors and seize teachable moments. The lessons focus on name-calling, bullying and bias, LGBTQ-inclusive family diversity and gender roles and are designed to be used as either stand alone lessons or as part of a school-wide anti-bias or bullying prevention program.

  • Middle and High School Specific

    Think Before You Speak
    GLSEN has created a teacher’s guide to assist middle and high school educators in presenting the various components of this campaign to students, framing and discussing the ads in class, and extending student learning about the negative consequences of homophobic language and anti-LGBTQ bias. The core of the guide consists of six educational activities that increase awareness and knowledge of the issues, develop skills for addressing them and promote social action. The activities can be used sequentially or as stand-alone experiences in the classroom, as part of Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) meetings, with students in diversity clubs, as part of a school diversity day or as part of other extracurricular activities that promote respect and equality. 

    Unheard Voices: Stories and Lessons for 6-12
    This is an oral history and curriculum project helping educators integrate LGBTQ history, people, and issues into their instructional programs. It provides interviews, transcripts, classroom materials and thematic lessons.