Lesson Plan

The Rights of Women in the United States

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Kids research gender roles as depicted in textbooks, fairy tales, magazine articles, ads, and films to identify stereotypes presented in the media. They then consider how these stereotypes might influence and limit kids.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations
  • Preview the activities in the packet and carefully consider values and standards of your school and community before engaging in the exercises
  • Many youngsters may be more familiar with Anna and Kristoff from Disney's Frozen, and Princess Media from Brave than with Cinderella; therefore, consider extending the discussion to consider whether attitudes have changed, are in the process of change, or have not changed significantly
Pros
  • The activities create a heightened awareness of the powerful influence of a media presentations
Cons
  • Because the focus of the activities is on locating examples of stereotypical presentations, consider asking kids to also locate examples of presentations that do not involve sterotyping