Selling Stereotypes (3-5)

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Selling Stereotypes (3-5)

How do we learn stereotypes of boys and girls from media messages?

Students are introduced to the concept of a stereotype, and they explore the messages they receive regarding differences between boys and girls. Students first watch and discuss a video of a little girl questioning why companies market boys’ and girls’ toys differently. Then they compare and contrast gender stereotypes portrayed in two LEGO® online activity zones.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to ...

  • compare and contrast gender stereotypes.
  • evaluate online media messages that convey gender stereotypes.
  • reflect on why gender stereotypes sometimes can be limiting.

 

Alignment with Standards

Common Core State Standards:

Grade 3: RI.4, RI.7, RI.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.6, L.3a, L.6


Grade 4: RI.4, RI.7, RI.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.6, L.3a, L.6


Grade 5: RI.4, RI.7, RI.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.6, L.3a, L.6


ISTE NETS•S:

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

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