Maryland to Add LGBTQ Content to Public Schools’ History Curricula

Maryland public school history teachers will add LGBTQ content to high school curricula in coming years, a lawmaker said.

The Maryland State Department of Education agreed to add “expectations” and implement new standards for high school U.S. history curricula that includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and “queer” individuals, WUSA9reported. The changes are expected to be made in 2021 or 2022.

“When we’re teaching history, we want to make sure we teach all of history, and our history the way we teach it has traditionally left out a lot of Americans,” state Del. Eric Luedtke, D-Montgomery County, told WUSA9.

He said school districts will decide on specific lessons.
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