The Power of Words: Male Bashing and Gender
Students brainstorm words that typically describe men or women. They also brainstorm words that are insulting to both genders. They answer questions about the activity and discuss their answers.
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The Rest Cure: Gender in Medicine and Literature
Read and discuss "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and the gender issues that the story brings up. Use articles from the time period to analyze, complete with specific discussion questions. After two days, scholars write an essay based on topics...
11th - 12th English Language Arts
Words Really Matter: Examining Language at School
Help your students gain sensitivity and become aware of the implications of the words they see, hear, and use about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. After making lists of words or phrases they hear or use in school...
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
How I Responded to Sexism in Gaming with Empathy
"Sometimes, when you've been immersed in an environment for long enough, it can be hard to differentiate between harmful behaviors and normal ones." There is an important message in this video that every young adults should take to...
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Want to be an Activist? Start with Your Toys
Who says you have to be famous to have your voice heard? A well-spoken 14-year-old tells her story of activism, and how it had a ripple effect that ended with toy company Hasbro inventing a whole new line of gender-neutral cooking...
5 mins 5th - 12th Social Studies & History