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Lesson Plan on Exposing Gender Stereotypes

Lesson Plan on Exposing Gender Stereotypes

This material is a lesson plan from MediaSmarts, "a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy."

From the website:  "The objective of this lesson is to encourage students to develop their own critical intelligence with regard to culturally inherited stereotypes, and to the images presented in the media - film and television, rock music, newspapers and magazines. 

In this lesson students take a look at their own assumptions about what it means to be a man, and what it means to be a woman. The brainstorming and discussion sessions are meant to encourage them to ask gender-specific questions as a step in the self-reflective process. Students will begin to see how believing in stereotypes can lead to violence towards oneself and others."

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