Book Club Learning Series: A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski

January 31, 2019
Book Club on LGBTQIA History

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Book Club Learning Series: A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski

The experiences of LGBTQIA people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, androgynous) is a history that is often omitted. According to the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, only 1 in 5 LGBTQIA students reports that they were taught positive representations of non-heterosexual people, history, or events in their classes. How do we teach about those who have shaped LGBTQIA identity in the modern world and the legacy of this history?


Join us for a 3 part book club series as we read A Queer History of the United States by Professor Michael Bronski. We will explore how Facing History’s pedagogical approaches can be used to understand the role that sexual identity has played in shaping the political, economic, and cultural history of the United States. Gain insight and knowledge in addressing historical themes and topics grounded in the new California Social Studies Framework Standards and skills (civic engagement, literacy, and content knowledge) as framed by the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful Education (FAIR) Act.


Meeting 1

Thursday, January 31, 2019

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM


Meeting 2

Thursday, March 7, 2019

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Meeting 3

Saturday, April 13, 2019

10:00 AM – 1:30 PM



Participants will:

  • Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical thinking skills and disciplinary literacy
  • Meet with Author and Professor Michael Bronski, at the third meeting, April 13, for ideas and approaches to teaching LGTBQIA history   
  • Examine specific sections at each meeting and receive a free copy of A Queer History of the United States, at the first meeting
  • Registrants are expected to attend all three sessions to the best of their ability for a full exploration of the book. Readings will be assigned at the first meeting

A light meal will be served. Please email [email protected] if you have any food allergies or intolerance. 

This book club qualifies for 10 professional development hours and is dependent on your attendance.

Life Academy of Health and Bioscience
2101 35th Ave
Oakland, CA 94601
January 31, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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