What does it mean to have SOGI addressed in the curriculum?
Sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) is not its own curriculum; it is one aspect of diversity that is included across a range of grades and subject areas. SOGI-inclusive education is fundamentally about learning to treat each other with dignity and respect regardless of our differences. It allows teachers to include all students and families in their lessons, language and practices. Like other forms of inclusion in schools, this ensures that everyone can understand the diverse society that we live in and that students and families can see themselves reflected and welcomed.
The Ministry of Education is responsible for the creation of BC curriculum. SOGI 1 2 3 provides ready-to-use, grade-appropriate SOGI-inclusive lesson plans that align with that curriculum. Teachers can adapt or adopt SOGI 1 2 3 lesson plans to meet the needs of their classrooms.
Proven SOGI Teaching Resources
Sample SOGI-inclusive lesson plans for Alberta educators are coming soon to this page. In the meantime, you can find K-12 entry points and links to lesson plans created by educators in British Columbia on the BC educator site.
The following resources have been created by educators in British Columbia to support integration of SOGI into the K-12 curriculum.