To coincide with LGBT History Month, HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust are today launching a new resource designed to help teachers to bring the contributions of LGBT people into the curriculum and the wider school environment. Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, ‘Rewriting History’ is a free resource which looks at key moments and issues of the last 50 years of British LGBT history. Covering issues from Section 28 to the introduction of civil partnerships, ‘Rewriting History’ is available as a free CD ROM, making it ideal for use in the classroom.
‘Rewriting History’ was created by a group of young people aged 13-25, who spent the last 18 months investigating LGBT struggles and achievements and how they affect our lives today. To create the resource, they were given the opportunity to interview key figures from the gay rights movement, as well as grassroots level community activists and other ‘unsung’ heroes.
It’s hoped teachers across the UK will use the information gathered through THT’s ‘Rewriting History’ project to plan lessons for LGBT History Month.
Kevin Cody, Young People’s Service Manager from Terrence Higgins Trust said: “The great thing about ‘Rewriting History’ is that it’s cross-curricular, so rather than having an “LGBT History Lesson” it can be used in a range of subjects from English classes to history lessons. 1,000 free copies are available for schools and colleges across the UK, so if you’re a teacher please get in touch.”
To order a free copy of ‘Rewriting History’ for your school or college contact Kevin Cody on 0207 803 1685 or email firstname.lastname@example.org