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Analyzing Gender Stereotypes in Media

This lesson helps students analyze and critique messages about gender that they get from various media. Students will focus on toys and toy advertisements, challenging themselves to think past what advertisements tell them about their gender identity.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Size Differences

Studies show that school environments are the most common settings for teasing, harassment and bullying of children who are overweight. In this lesson, students evaluate their own biases related to size differences.
Grade Level
Subject
Civics
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Exploring Gender Stereotypes in Stories

This lesson allows children to look at one or more picture books that counter gender stereotypes. After discussion of the book, children will engage in a creative writing activity geared to fostering individual identity and resisting social definitions of what and how a boy or girl “should” be.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

What is Empathy?

This lesson explicitly teaches students to be more conscious of other people’s feelings to create a more accepting and respectful school community.
Grade Level
K-2
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

What are Gender Stereotypes?

In this lesson, students will think about characteristics they ascribe to either boys or girls. They will learn about the idea of “stereotypes” and will consider whether gender stereotypes are fair or unfair. They will also discuss how it feels to not conform to socially defined gender norms.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

What is Body Image?

This is the first lesson of the series, I See You, You See Me: Body Image and Social Justice, which helps students think about their bodies and body image as related to broader issues of social justice and the harm caused from stereotypes.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Science & Health
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Different Images of Beauty

This is the third lesson of the series, I See You, You See Me: Body Image and Social Justice, designed to help students think about their bodies and body image as related to broader issues of social justice and to explore the harm created from stereotypes.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Body Image

The focus of this lesson is on accepting others as well as ourselves, and on being the best that we can be—which includes maintaining our health and encouraging those around us to do the same.
Grade Level
Subject
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
SEL
ELL / ESL
Science & Health
Social Justice Domain