Educators seeking to create safe, and welcoming classrooms that facilitate learning can use these resources to promote cultural competencies. Culture is the learned behavior of people, including their languages, belief systems, social structures, institutions, and material goods. Cultural competence is being aware of one's own culture and story, being curious about and developing respect for the stories and cultures of others, and developing the skills to communicate and collaborate effectively across cultures.
Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric is a special two-hour documentary on the shifting landscape of gender. Although one’s gender identity is an intensely personal subject, the individuals in this feature agreed to share their stories. Journeys in Film created a guide that can help parents and educators better understand and discuss the meaning of gender.
If you are interested in hosting a free screening of this film at your school or organization, please submit your request here. For more information on Gender Revolution visit the National Geographic Channel.
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