Gender Roles Teacher Resources
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Gender Roles in Jewish and Muslim Cultures
Gender roles and religious practices can be a very interesting and complex subject to teach. Luckily, you have found an excellent resource that includes links, vocabulary, and a great set of activities. Learners will discuss cultural convergence and divergence and then dive into research to find information on the gender roles of women in Jewish and Muslim communities.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising
Young learners explore gender roles in advertising by taking an ad campaign they have seen which is specifically directed to one gender, and redesigning the campaign to target the opposite gender. After leading a guided discussion about gender stereotypes, small groups create a brief ad campaign and explain to the class what techniques they considered as well as where the ad would be placed to reach the target audience.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Learners consider the differences between egalitarian and traditional marriages. They analyze a series of video clips and mid-century advertisements looking for evidence of gender bias in marriage. Feminism, gender roles for women and men, and marital conflict are all discussed.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Impact of Gender Role Stereotypes
One of three lessons on gender stereotype, this resource from the Media Awareness Network discusses the violence that is inflicted on men and women as they try to live up to the stereotypes of their gender. The section on women focuses on the self-violence of eating disorders caused by a dangerous obsession to meet ideals set by media.
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Students explore psychology by answering gender study questions. In this sexuality lesson, students discuss the stereotypes often referred to men and woman and what the truth is about their characteristics and abilities. Students complete a gender role worksheet and define vocabulary terms.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Becoming a Web Celeb
It's become more and more common for individuals or groups to become famous practically overnight, but what are the consequences, positive and negative, of the rise to fame? Pupils explore the negatives and positive of Internet fame while taking a close look at gender roles and stereotypes.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Gender, Sex, and Slavery
While examining slavery's impact on women, historians compare and contrast the perspectives of a plantation mistress and an enslaved woman, both reflecting on the system of forced prostitution. Text analysis and written responses create a cross-curricular lesson, and critical thinking prompts are provided.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Students explore human characteristics by researching gender roles. In this human sexuality lesson plan, students identify the different stereotypes for each gender and the expectations they carry. Students participate in a class discussion about sexuality and gender roles.
7th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Feeling On Display
Many teen girls and boys experience great pressure to keep up online appearances. Work together as a class to consider the effect of photos on social networking sites, and invite your learners to reflect on such important concepts as double standards and judgment.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Lesson: Looking Closer: The Artwork of Wangechi Mutu
Social issues of gender and media stereotypes, begins with a multi-sensory experience. Learners view the painting Backlash Blues and make critical comments based on what they see. They then read the Langston Hughes poem and listen to the Nina Simone song of the same title.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The Reality of Digital Drama
Why is drama queen a title but not drama king? Explore peer drama with your class, covering both reality television and real-life Internet interactions. Pupils discuss drama as a general term before watching two videos while taking notes. The videos spark a conversation about drama and gender roles.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Learning Gender Stereotypes
How do media representations influence our attitudes? Examining advertisements through the filter of gender representation forms the basis of this, the second of three lessons that address gender stereotypes. Resources include links, handouts, and overheads.
8th - 9th English Language Arts
New Review The Rights of Women in the United States
Kids research gender roles as depicted in textbooks, fairy tales, magazine articles, ads, and films to identify stereotypes presented in the media. They then consider how these stereotypes might influence and limit kids.
3rd - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
My Perfect Partner
Students explore gender roles by describing an ideal partner. In this human characteristic lesson, students create a chart which describes the positive and negative aspects they seek in a partner of the opposite sex. Students demonstrate acceptable behavior when speaking to other students and peers while reflecting on the lesson.
5th - 10th English Language Arts