Grade 5

Beyond Gender Stereotypes

How do gender stereotypes shape our experiences online?
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This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELA, CASEL, AASL and ISTE.

Kids encounter all kinds of stereotypes in the media. But are kids always aware of what they're seeing? Help your students think critically about how gender stereotypes can affect the ways they view themselves and others.

Students will be able to:
  • Define "gender stereotype" and describe how they can be present online.
  • Describe how gender stereotypes can lead to unfairness or bias.
  • Create an avatar and a poem that show how gender stereotypes impact who they are.

Lesson Snapshot

  Estimated time: 45 mins.
Warm Up:
Gender Stereotypes
10 mins.
True! Or Is It?
5 mins.
Stereotype Avatar
20 mins.
Wrap Up:
"Just Because" Poem
10 mins.

What You'll Need

Student and family resources also available in Spanish
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Lesson Slides
Student Handout: Stereotype Avatar Student Version
Student Handout: "Just Because" Poem Student Version Answer Key
Lesson Quiz Student Version Answer Key
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