Understanding Gender Identity
Source: Anti-Defamation League
Grade Levels: High School: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
In this lesson students learn about gender identity and explore the impact of rigid gender role expectations and stereotypes. Using various media—an audio interview and a video of a spoken word performance transgender people and issues are personalized and clarified for students. Students then discuss real-life scenarios depicting conflicts around gender expression in school settings, and brainstorm ways to be an ally to transgender and gender non-conforming people.
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I’m a high school senior and have started, taught, and led a Sexuality and Gender Alliance at my school. This resource was particularly helpful when planning some lessons about gender identity and gender expression. We have a lot of varying identities and this gave everyone a chance to explore gender.