Lesson 7: Stereotyping: Gender

In this lesson about stereotyping and gender, the class will learn to recognise that stereotypes are present in everyday life and that children's toys can reinforce gender stereotypes

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To recognise that stereotypes are present in everyday life

Statutory guidance

Pupils should be taught: 

  • What a stereotype is, and how stereotypes can be unfair, negative or destructive.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: Select pictures which have very obvious stereotypes for children to look at in the main event activity.

 

Pupils working at greater depth: Instead of creating an advert children could write a letter to a toy manufacturer or shop to suggest how they could avoid stereotypes in their products.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

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