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 embedded 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. All students need to see themselves and their families reflected in lessons, language and practices. Like other forms of inclusion in schools, the goal of SOGI-inclusive education is for everyone to understand the diverse society that we live in and to feel safe, valued, and respected.
The Ministry of Education is responsible for the creation of Alberta 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, please view the following resources that were developed by the Alberta Teachers’ Association with funding support from the Government of Alberta.
You can also 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.