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Ch 3: Gender & Sexism Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

Use our helpful lesson plans outlines in this chapter to develop a syllabus when teaching gender and sexism topics to your social sciences class. You will find ideas for engaging activities and projects your students can do in or outside the classroom to help them learn about this material.

Gender & Sexism Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

From making charts to research projects, these lesson plans provide detailed instructions you can follow to incorporate various activities into your daily classroom lessons. Extended research and other creative projects your students can do at home are also described. These lesson plans offer fun ways to have your students learn about gender equality, stereotypes and sexism.

Also included in this chapter are video and text lessons you can use to supplement your existing study materials. These lessons are designed to facilitate classroom discussions and activities that allow students to delve deeper into these topics.

How It Helps

  • Vocabulary words: Lists key vocabulary words relevant to gender and sexism that your students should be familiar with
  • Student engagement: Keeps students focused with creative activities and extended classroom discussions that help them quickly learn about gender and sexism
  • Homework or classwork suggestions: Describes research and other projects your students can work on in class or at home that help them apply concepts about gender and sexism

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning gender and sexism lessons easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific gender and sexism topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your social science class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related gender and sexism lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important aspects of gender and sexism.
  • Engage your students with relevant gender- and sexism-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

8 Lessons in Chapter 3: Gender & Sexism Lesson Plans
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Gender Equality Lesson Plan

1. Gender Equality Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach students what gender equality is and explore its role in education. Students use this information to research gender equality in their own school.

What Is Gender Equality? - Definition & Issues

2. What Is Gender Equality? - Definition & Issues

In what ways are people discriminated against based on gender? And what does gender equality mean for both men and women? In this lesson, we'll explore gender equality and some issues both in America and internationally that are related to it.

Improving Gender Equality in Education

3. Improving Gender Equality in Education

A person's gender can influence the way they experience the educational system. Watch this lesson to find out more about improving gender equality in education, including the impact that Title IX had on gender equality.

Sexism Lesson Plan

4. Sexism Lesson Plan

This lesson plan discusses sexism as it relates to four functional areas: work, military, home and politics. Students will watch a video, complete a research activity, and take an assessment to confirm their understanding.

Sexism: Gender Differences and Contexts

5. Sexism: Gender Differences and Contexts

Sexism and gender differences can be seen in several different contexts within most modern societies. This lesson covers institutional sexism in four general areas: the workplace, family life at home, politics, and the military.

Gender Stereotypes Lesson Plan

6. Gender Stereotypes Lesson Plan

Help students gain a better understanding of gender stereotypes and the impact they have using this video-based lesson plan. Students will define terms, discuss stereotypes and their sociological perspective, then apply concepts with an activity.

Gender Stereotypes: Definition & Examples

7. Gender Stereotypes: Definition & Examples

Gender stereotypes are over-generalizations about the characteristics of an entire group based on gender. While gender stereotypes have been popularly perceived as having negative connotations, they can also have positive ones as well.

Human Sexuality Lesson Plan

8. Human Sexuality Lesson Plan

Human sexuality can be a taboo subject, especially in school. But in this lesson, students will talk about sexuality in-depth as it relates to three viewpoints: private, public and societal. They will also answer questions, complete an activity and take a quiz.

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