ERIC Number: EJ1023165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
The Social Construction of Gender and Sexuality: Learning from Two Spirit Traditions
Sheppard, Maia; Mayo, J. B., Jr.
Social Studies, v104 n6 p259-270 2013
The authors encourage teachers to make use of existing, standard social studies curriculum to uncover and to make visible the normative assumptions that underlie American cultural beliefs about gender and sexuality. The article provides an overview of how some cultures within the various Native American nations conceptualize gender and sexuality in ways that challenge Western norms. An example lesson plan addressing Two Spirit history is included as well as reflections from teachers who have taught the curriculum in their classrooms.
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality, Social Studies, American Indian Culture, American Indians, Social Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Homosexuality, Social Bias, Language Usage
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