Gender Lesson: Reshaping Gender Normative Roles

Students need to be empowered to become agents of change in the world.  Digital communication and social media are powerful tools that our students are already familiar with; showing them how to utilize these tools to enact real change allows them to reshape the media landscape that surrounds them. Having already looked at targetted writing … Continue reading Gender Lesson: Reshaping Gender Normative Roles

Gender Lesson: Using the Media Triangle to Annotate Advertisements

It's important that students know how to identify and name problematic messaging in the media they consume.  From Facebook to Twitter to Television and Websites, our students view hundreds of advertisements a day.  Having already seen how problematic messaging exists in the media we consume, in our past lesson, this lesson will arm our students … Continue reading Gender Lesson: Using the Media Triangle to Annotate Advertisements

Video Tutorial Series: ThingLink, the Digital Annotation Tool

ThingLink is a free online tool to digitally annotate images. There area wide variety of reasons for using ThingLink in your classroom, ranging from visualizing complex ideas, to streamlining presentations. Here you will find a number of tutorials that walk you, step-by-step, through the tool. You will move from complete beginner to expert in less … Continue reading Video Tutorial Series: ThingLink, the Digital Annotation Tool

Gender Lesson: The Past is Present – Part 2

Advertisements often have problematic gender messaging; however, advertisements can also be used to combat negative messaging, drawing attention to problematic norms. Building on the negative messaging from The Past is Present - Part 1 students should have a strong notion of the problematic messages that are inherenant in media pieces, and gendered advertisements.  This lesson will … Continue reading Gender Lesson: The Past is Present – Part 2

Gender Lesson: The Past is Present – Part 1

Ads from past generations had problematic messaging.  This has not changed.  The negative gender normative messages will be addressed in this lesson. Having already familiarized students with the concepts raised from The Gender Box, and enhanced through the study of the short story X: A Fabulous Child's Story it's time to take those concepts and use them … Continue reading Gender Lesson: The Past is Present – Part 1

X: A Fabulous Child’s Story – Literacy Skills Review

Whether you've arrived here as part of the larger Gender Representation Unit, or while searching for a strong short story to use with your students, X: A Fabulous Child's Story by Lois Gould is perfect for your classroom.  A copy of the story can be purchased online or downloaded from The Gender Centre (currently the fourth link from the top at the time … Continue reading X: A Fabulous Child’s Story – Literacy Skills Review