Gender representation is a serious issue that is constantly changing. Each month brings new issues to the forefront; strong teachers will use current events to help shape their dynamic lessons.
This lesson is part of a large mini-unit on Teaching Gender Representation in the Media. It can be used as a stand-alone piece or part of a larger conversation.
There are a wealth of resources available to help you continue exploring the issue of gender representation. While some specifically target classroom teachers, many are essayists who write passionately about feminism and contemporary concerns.
You will find a currated list that will help focus your ongoing exploration here.
As mentioned, Gender issues are constantly changing. Be sure to add updated sites that you follow in the comments below. I’ll work to add them to this living document.
If you haven’t seen the full Teaching Gender Representation in the Media unit, be sure to look at through all the different classroom-ready lessons. Or, you can just head straight to the Gender Lessons: Resource Download Page.