Gender Stereotypes Online (6-8)

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Gender Stereotypes Online (6-8)

What are gender stereotypes, and can they shape our experiences online?

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.

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Lesson Objectives

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


ISTE NETS•S:

1a-d, 2a-b, 2d, 3a-c, 4a-b, 4d, 5a-d, 6a-c

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