LA elementary schools having kindergartners participate in weeklong 'national coming out day' activities

LOS ANGELES, CA - According to a report from FOX 11, elementary schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will be celebrating "National Coming Out Day" for an entire week.

Students as young as five-years-old will participate in different lessons that focus on the "inclusion of LGBTQ+" topics. The "Week of Action Toolkit - Elementary" sent from the Board of Education, outlines these suggested lesson plans.

The document, which was shared with City Journal by one of the teachers, shows that teachers can "adapt the lesson plans to better suit the needs of their students."

Based off the shared document, these lesson plans appear to be optional, but teachers who do choose to not implement the LGBTQ+ weeklong curricular activities run the risk of being stigmatized or stereotyped as "non inclusionary." 

City Journal noted that the district did not respond to inquiries about the expected classroom participation rates for this toolkit.

According to the toolkit, "At the Week of Action's start, teachers should engage kindergarten and first-grade students in discussions about identity, aided by an activity called an 'Identity Map.' Pupils chart their experiences of discrimination or privilege along 12 axes, including race, gender identity, sexuality, mental health and body size."

The article added, "This mapping allows seven-year-olds to see themselves through the 'lens of intersectionality'. Teachers then post the identity maps on the wall for a class discussion about students' multiple identities."

The toolkit suggests that these young children then engage in a "gallery walk" of everyone's identity map. They are then supposed to respond to writing prompts like, "Who am I? What did I learn about my identity?"

Each day during the "Week of Action" is supposedly devoted to a different LGBTQ+ "celebrity," whose identity will then be announced during the morning assemblies. 

Monday is Jazz Jennings Day. Jennings reportedly is one of the youngest children to date to claim a trans identity and is a transgender activist. Kindergartners are recommended to engage in "Which Outfit" and "Which Hairdo" activities on that day.

Wednesday is dedicated to the "celebration of Elliot Page," a transgender actor or "the first openly trans man," as the LAUSD put it, to appear "on the cover of Time magazine."

Third-graders are also supposed to engage in an "I Am Me" activity, which includes guessing the gender identity of Willow Smith, the daughter of actor Will smith.

Friday is Car Nassib Day. Students will celebrate the "first openly gay active NFL player." The toolkit also includes an allyship pledge for students to sign. It states, "Students will use kind language when talking about all teachers, staff, classmates and their families even if they are different from themselves ... be an Upstander by sticking up for others, if safe to do so, otherwise they will ask a grownup for help, and encourage and teach others to be allies."

The toolkit is chock-full of activities that elementary school kids are not mentally, physically or emotionally of age to participate in, let alone understand. As stated in City Journal, "It aims to destroy childhood altogether."
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