Gender Stereotypes Online (6-8)
Students are introduced to the concept of gender stereotypes, in an online & offline context. Students discuss stereotypes about boys and girls: where they come from, how we learn them, & why they can be restrictive. Students identify and discuss gender stereotypes in the “Dress Up Your Avatar” feature of a kids' virtual world.
Students will be able to ...
- define gender stereotypes and their impact on people’s identities, both online and offline.
- identify gender stereotypes in a virtual world for kids.
- analyze opportunities and limitations for gender expression in virtual worlds.
Alignment with Standards
Common Core State Standards:
Grade 6: RI.4, RI.7, RI.8, RI.10, W.4, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.4, SL.6, L.6
Grade 7: RI.4, RI.8, RI.10, W.4, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.2, SL.4, SL.6, L.6
Grade 8: RI.4, RI.8, RI.10, W.4, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.4, SL.6, L.6
1a-d, 2a-b, 2d, 3a-c, 4a-b, 4d, 5a-d, 6a-c