WHAT INFLUENCES OUR PERCEPTION OF GENDER ROLES?
Students talk about the influence of media on gender equity perception.
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The Concept of Identity Lesson 9: Unit Culmination - Mock Hearing
Who is to blame for Finny's death? To conclude their study of A Separate Peace, class members stage a mock hearing into the death of Finny. Each witness must craft a logical argument, supported with evidence from the text, to support...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Shakespeare Literature Circles Role Sheets
Tired of those blank stares after your class reads a particularly complex passage from a Shakespearean play? Help high schoolers untangle that prose with a literature circle activity. Ten different roles prompt class members to focus on...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
New Review An Introduction to Judith Butler’s Gender Troubles
Is gender decided at conception or at birth? Is it a biological concept or a societal construct? Judith Butler discusses the concept with her thought-provoking Gender Troubles, the key ideas of which are summarized in a short video.
3 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
"For What Is a Mother Responsible?" -- Idealized Motherhood vs. the Realities of Motherhood in Antebellum North Carolina
What is a mother's role in American society? According to an article in a 1845 newspaper, to the mother falls the job of daily, hourly "weeding her little garden--of eradicating these odious productions (like vice, fraud, idleness) and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Student Opinion: Would You Consider A Nontraditional Occupation?
What is a nontraditional occupation? A great nonfiction and engaging text from the New York Times, this worksheet includes a short article about men entering careers that have historically been dominated by women. After reading the...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
What Influences Our Perception of Gender Roles?
Students research gender equity and the media. In this gender equity instructional activity, students evaluate the influence of various media on both individuals and society. Students discuss examples of media that portray gender roles...
9th - 12th English Language Arts