ERIC Number: ED289757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
A Packet of Secondary Classroom Activities To Teach Students about Sex Role Stereotyping.
The activities in this packet are designed to help students understand how stereotypes establish expectations for people based on sex roles. Helping students learn and recognize sex role stereotypes is an ongoing process wherein brief classroom activities can be integrated into basic academic programs offered at the secondary level. In many instances, using these activities will take little or no teacher preparation. Worksheets containing one or two discussion questions are provided, where appropriate. The activities are divided into five sections. Section one helps to further student understanding of the way society sets expectations based on sex roles. Sections two and three explore the ways in which expectations are established through behavior and language. Sex roles and expectations that are traditionally deemed appropriate for either sex are analyzed, and how a person's behavior may be molded by these stereotypes is explored in section four. Section five helps students to imagine what expectations the future may hold for them. Suggestions for homework assignments and classroom discussions and activities are included in the packet. (SM)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Class Activities, Expectation, Instructional Materials, Middle Schools, Secondary Education, Sex Bias, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Social Studies
Michigan Department of Education, Office for Sex Equity, P. O. Box 30008, Lansing, MI 48909.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Office for Sex Equity.
Note: For related documents, see ED 288 752-753.