Students examine stereotypes, considering how they can cause harm or conflict. Then they engage in a project to examine stereotypes and in some cases, find solutions to problems caused by stereotyping. Multiple perspectives are developed.
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Exploring Relationships through Expectations and Stereotypes
Students consider the existence of stereotypes in their personalities. In this cultural diversity lesson plan, students examine personal relationships they are part of and respond to questions about those relationships through journal...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Gender Roles: Exposing Stereotypes
A series of activities help middle- and high-schoolers identify and explore gender stereotypes and how they can lead to violence and abuse. Use think-pair-share to activate whole class brainstorming about what it means to "be a man" and...
8th - 9th 21st Century Skills
Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising
Make your students critical consumers of media, and foster an awareness of how culture is reflected and shaped by media. This resource covers how alcohol advertising presents and promotes gender stereotypes. After a discussion on...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Generalizations: How Accurate Are they?
Work together to evaluate the accuracy of generalizations. Examine the effects of cultural stereotyping based on generalizations. Students will engage in a class discussion aimed at answering the question, "What are some ways we can...
6th - 11th Social Studies & History
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...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts