Lesson Plan

What "Draw-A-Scientist" Reveals about Gender Stereotypes

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What do you picture when you hear the word scientist? Challenge scholars to put pencil to paper, draw a scientist, and then reflect on the patterns they observe. Learners read an article about a female scientist and write a story about a scientist that dismisses gender stereotypes.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite a female scientist to speak to the class about her experience in the profession
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires drawing paper and supplies, and copies of the article
  • The Newsela article requires an account to gain access
  • Offers additional lesson plans and resources to extend the learning experience
  • Provides ample discussion time to boost speaking and listening skills
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