Ten titles for teaching about Pride Season

Posted on Friday, July 16, 2021

Hands holding the Pride flag

Credit: Canadian Heritage

The months of June to September in Canada are now synonymous with Pride Season. According to Heritage Canada "Pride Season is a unifying term that refers to the period between June and September when LGBTQ2 communities and allies come together at different times throughout the summer to spotlight the resilience, talent, and contributions of LGBTQ2 communities in many Canadian cities.” Here at the Faculty of Education’s Resource Centre (FERC), we offer a wide selection of teaching resources for Pride Season in both French and English. Students can order resources online or make an appointment for in-person pick-up via email educentre@uottawa.ca


Explore this list of books curated by our FERC User Engagement Coordinator Leila Armesto.


English titles:

Big gay adventures in education: supporting LGBT+ visibility and inclusion in schools

This book documents the experiences of openly gay teachers and their students. It aims to empower LGBTQ teachers and to promote visibility and inclusion.

Rez runaway  

This novel tells the story of Jon, a two-spirited teen struggling with his identity. This book addresses several topics, including residential schools, two-spiritedness and acceptance. 

This day in June 

This picture book tells the story of a pride parade and is intended to celebrate pride, educate about its history and highlight LGBTQ cultures.

Queer: a graphic history

This graphic novel introduces the reader to queer theory. This work delves into identity politics, Judith Butler’s theory of gender performativity, and representation in the media.

Rainbow: a first book of pride 

This illustrated children’s book represents LGBTQ families and couples and explains the meaning of the different colours of the pride flag.

 

French titles: 

Modèles recherchés: l'homosexualité et la bisexualité racontées autrement 

Ce livre illustré regroupe des témoignages de personnalités québécoises LGBTQ.

Démystifier l'homosexualité, ça commence à l'école 

Cet ouvrage pédagogique vise à offrir au personnel enseignant des stratégies pour rendre leurs cours plus inclusifs. 

Mon frère est une fille 

Ce livre écrit par Mariette Théberge, professeure à la Faculté d'éducation de l'Université d'Ottawa, traite de la question de la transidentité. On y suit l'histoire et l'épanouissement d'Oli, un enfant transgenre. 

Niish Manidoowag (Deux Esprits) 

Dans cette vidéo, quatre jeunes autochtones, dont deux sont bispirituels, parlent de leur expérience.

Rapport final du projet chaque prof sur l’éducation inclusive des personnes LGBTQ dans les écoles de la maternelle a La Douzième Année Au Canada

Ce rapport présente les résultats d’un sondage réalisé auprès d’enseignantes et enseignants de la maternelle à la 12e année sur leur expérience en matière d’« éducation inclusive des personnes LGBTQ ».

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