“A Matter of Gender”
Students will recognize that there are class and school activities that can cause for their exclusion.
Discussion: Sometimes there are sport and cultural activities in the class or school that make students feel excluded. Some of these activities can show preference toward males or females. Students will problem solve a situation using the following scenario.
The boys in the class are playing football outside and the girls want to play. The teacher refuses to let the girls play, because she feels that only boys should play this football.
Divide students into small groups. They will discuss the following questions:
What is meant by preferential treatment?
How do both girls and boys feel about the teacher’s decision?
Do you think that this is fair?
How would you handle the situation?
Should there be school rules that show preferential treatment? Explain.
Use a graphic organizer to discuss the group ideas. Each individual will write at least one paragraph using ideas from the graphic organizers.