GENDER REVOLUTION IN THE CLASSROOM
Encourage students to engage in thoughtful conversations around gender and identity
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.
FROM NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL
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.
DISCLAIMER: THE CONTENT OF THIS GUIDE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE AUTHOR AND DOES NOT REPRESENT THE OFFICIAL VIEWS OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EDUCATION.
FROM NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE
Steinem on Gender
Gloria Steinem, a leading feminist and writer, shares her thoughts on gender.
Sandberg on Gender
Sheryl Sandberg, the author of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead shares a few thoughts on gender.
Teach about gender, sexuality, and tolerance using resources from National Geographic.
Students learn about several different metaphors that have been used to describe cultural diversity in the United States. Then they choose a metaphor that represents today’s diverse cultural landscape.
Students examine the concepts of gender roles, cultural convergence, and cultural divergence in the context of Jewish and Muslim religious cultures.
Students make social boundary maps of the divisions in their communities and discuss ways to cross them.
Students explore pathways to intercultural awareness and develop strategies to bridge cultural barriers.
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