Analyzing Gender Stereotypes in Media

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Why might toy advertisers use gender stereotypes to sell their products? Young people think critically about media messages and its role in gender stereotyping with a thought-provoking lesson.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask older learners to analyze the advertising for several toys and what they believe is the target audience for each toy
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson focuses on gender stereotypes advertisers use to sell their products

  • The activities get youngsters thinking about the power of media to influence their opinions

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