This is a lesson plan for teachers who may be new to teaching about gender identity and are looking for a safe way to look at individuality as a starting point. This activity is about showing diversity and showing that it is ok to be different.
5-7 ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS & ARTS EDUCATION
Big Ideas: Stories help us learn about ourselves, our families and our communities; Stories can be understood from different perspectives; Curiosity and wonder lead to discoveries about ourselves and the world around us
Curricular Competencies: Comprehend and connect: explain the role that story plays in personal, family and community; Create and communicate: exchange ideas and perspectives to build shared understanding
Content: Functions and genres of stories and other text; Communication: a. I can understand and share information about a topic that is important to me b. I communicate effectively in well-constructed forms that are effective in terms of my audience and purpose; Creative Thinking a. I deliberately learn a lot about something (e.g., by doing research, talking to others or practising) so that I am able to generate new ideas or ideas just pop into my head. b. I can get new ideas in areas in which I have an interest and build my skills to make them work.