This question and answer exercise highlights the everyday benefits of male priviledge. Excellent discussion starter. Created by Paul Kivel.
An annotated list of recommended children's books that challenge traditional notions of gender. Inspiring stories for the classroom. Produced by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2003.
This resource provides information and practical tools for the exploration and discussion of social justice and gender-related issues. The book features lesson plans for students in Kindergarten to Grade 8, as well as a variety of creative activities. By the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario, 2008. To order the full resouce call ETFO: 416-962-3836.
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This document suggests many helpful strategies educators can employ to increase gender equity in their teaching. Reviews topics such as classroom interactions, language and gender bias. By University of California Davis.
This collection of teacher resources, including units, lesson plans, videos, multimedia, and stories, are intended to raise student awareness of the importance of gender equality. Useful for giving a global perspective to the issue. Compiled by Unicef.
This webpage offers a range of downloadable lesson plans for teachers to help their students develop critical thinking skills about the issue of gender representation in media formats from film and television to advertisments, newspapers and magazines. Produced by Media Smarts - Canada's Centre for Digital and Media Literacy.
This package contains resource materials developed to assist teachers and all members of the school community in understanding what sexual harassment is and how to put in place strategies in order to eliminate it. To order ($20.00 for members, $30.00 for non-members) call: 416-751-8300 Ext. 528. Produced by Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation, 1995.
Resource info.: http://www.osstf.on.ca
This collection of lesson plans uses the power of stories to encourage students in Grades K-8 to reflect on their day-to-day lives and question the meaning of their experiences. In particular, it links the experiences of Canadian girls and women to the Ontario curriculum. By the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO), 2002.
This webpage reviews various school-based programs for the prevention of violence against girls and young women, including dating violence, sexual assault and sexual harassment. Provides clear descriptions and contact information for educators wishing to contract any of the programs for their school. Compiled by Resolve, University of Calgary.
The Body Image Project is an integrated, research-based, whole-school curriculum package designed for Kindergarten to Grade 8 classrooms. This program assists teachers in ensuring that children in all elementary grade levels develop positive body image and self-esteem. To order ($20.00 per grade K-6, $50 per grade 7-8) call: 416-962-3836. Produced by The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario, 2004.
The Roots of Equality kit has two components: The first is a set of resources and activites for students in Grades 1-8 that aim to help educators foster healthy, equal friendships and dating relationships that are free from violence. The second is an outline of a 60-minute preventative gender-based violence workshop for girls in Grades 7 & 8. Produced by the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario, 2007.
Grade 7-8 Girls Workshop: http://www.etfo.ca/Resources/ForTeachers
Grades 1-8 Resources: http://www.etfo.ca/Resources/ForTeachers
This lesson plan focuses on defining sexual assault, and examining attitudes and misunderstandings about the issue. Aimed at Grade 9 students but could be adapted for slightly older and younger grades as well. Written by Calgary Health Region, 2008.
A 35 minute documentary film by Sophie Bissonnette that analyzes the hyper-sexualization of our environment and its noxious effects on young people. Watchable online. Produced by The National Film Board, 2007
This useful checklist offers concrete suggestions on how to create a gender-inclusive classroom. Created by Brandeis University.
This website provides free educational materials on various social justice topics for teachers and other school staff. This particular section focuses on lesson plans and classroom acitivities about gender equity and gender expression. Note that all the activities are searchable by age, subject and grade level. By Teaching Tolerance.
Lesson Plans on Gender Equity: http://www.tolerance.org/
Lesson Plan on Gender Expression: http://www.tolerance.org/
This chapter of classroom activities provides students with opportunities to discuss gender discrimination and consider how such stereotyping effects them and their relationships. Suitable for Grades 7-12. Written by Advocates for Youth, 1995.
Interactive exercises designed to help teach and promote healthy, equal relationships among and between boys and girls. The tools meet Ontario curriculum expectations and are specifically formulated for use with students from Grades 5-8. By the White Ribbon Campaign, 2008.