Proposed curriculum in Wisconsin school includes gender identity, sexual orientation in elementary school

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A school district in Wisconsin is proposing new "Human Growth and Development" curriculum that would include gender lessons for children as young as kindergarten, and lessons for third-graders about gender identity, sexual orientation and pronouns.

The updated curriculum will be presented to the Wauwatosa School Board on Monday for an initial overview, and the vote for final approval will be held later in August, according to a letter regarding the curriculum on the school district’s website.

The third-grade curriculum includes gender identity, sexual orientation and pronouns, and describes girls as "students who do or will menstruate." Outcomes of the third-grade lesson plan include defining sexual orientation, understanding the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, and recognizing differences exist between sex assigned at birth and gender identity.

Lesson objectives for kindergartners in the new curriculum included defining gender, and identifying different kinds of family structures.

Alexandra Schweitzer, the Wisconsin president of No Left Turn in Education, said she has had dozens of parents reach out to her about the proposed curriculum, which is labeled Human Growth and Development, but she said is really sex education.

"It starts as young as kindergarten with gender identity stuff," Schweitzer told Fox News Digital.

One of the most concerning parts of the lesson plan, Schweitzer said, was the book "It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity," included in the fourth-grade curriculum.

"Your gender identity might match what people thought you were when you were born, or it might not," the book reads. It tells a story of Alex, who is "both a boy and a girl."

"When Alex was born, everyone thought Alex was a girl, but Alex is both boy and girl. This is Alex’s gender identity," the book reads.... (Read more)