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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. They use Costa's three levels of questioning to develop their own inquiry questions, which will be used to guide them as they write a short composition synthesizing what they've learned.
Students explore human characteristics by researching gender roles. In this human sexuality lesson, students identify the different stereotypes for each gender and the expectations they carry. Students participate in a class discussion about sexuality and gender roles.
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.
Learners discuss gender roles and through case study, examine how gender roles can be learned and how they can be limiting. They research to find the names of both men and women who have become successful in various careers.
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. Includes several web and video links.
Ninth graders participate in class discussion about culture and how it influences our lives then complete an analysis of advertisements from popular magazines to derive what effects they have on our culture. They use analysis of adds to draw ideas about g
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. If time permits, have students craft an entire storyboard for their ad.
Students discuss and list ways that society portrays gender and the roles we have been given. In this gender lesson plan, students make lists for men and women and their roles.
Students access prior knowledge of vocabulary on feminism and psychoanalytic theory, and gender schema.  In this Empowered Barbie lesson, students recreate a Barbie doll.  Students write a reflection on how they changed Barbie's body and body image. Students include information on tradition gender roles and how they have changed. Students complete a rubric on each other's Barbie's.
Students discuss the concept of gender bias and stereotyping. In this social science lesson, students determine what the influence of television on gender roles represents and compares the chage in gender roles of today to those of their parents. Students realize that televsion helps to portray career opportunitis for male and female roles.
Twelfth graders examine the different gender roles in the workforce.  In this Social Studies lesson, 12th graders participate in a class discussion on their roles in society.  Students write an essay. 
Pupils identify the influence of television on gender roles and talk about how they are changing.
Learners study gender roles, how we learn gender roles, and how they are in transition. They define roles and related issues. (household responsibilities, child care, etc.) They determine whether or not they are androgynous in their attitudes.
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. The male stereotype discussed covers expectations of masculinity and how it leads to violence like hazing. The resource contains three articles on these topic.
In this grammar worksheet, students, in pairs, discuss the best solution to seven scenarios ranging from managing a warehouse, working with colleagues and the best applicant for a job.
Seventh graders complete a handout on how their lives differ from those portrayed on television. In groups, they identify their misconceptions about gender roles and equality. They also discover ways to not buy into the negative messages protrayed.
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. Wrap up by asking your class to reflect on the videos and discussion.
The main characters in Bridge to Terabithia do no quite live up to their gender expectations. Explore this idea with a reading passage called  "Boys vs. Girls: It's Not Just in Your Head." Included in the plan are detailed instructions for how to read and mark the text. The text and accompnaying questions are in the student packet, which is accesible when you log in. Signing up for this site is free.
Discuss how media influences teen sexuality by explaining the importance of values learned from family, religion and society. Learners will role play given scenarios and write a reflection after the lesson.
High schoolers read and discuss the book, The House On Mango Street. They debate the concept of marriage, discuss the characters, and analyze key concepts of the book.

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