Introducing Teddy



An entry lesson to gender identity that helps students learn how to be a good friend and to develop understanding and respect for people when their name and appearance change. 


Curriculum References


  • Big Ideas: Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy; stories and other texts help us learn about ourselves and our families; everyone has a unique story to share; through listening and speaking, we connect with others and share our world.

  • Curricular Competencies: Use developmentally appropriate reading, listening, and viewing strategies to make meaning; engage actively as listeners, viewers, and readers, as appropriate, to develop understanding of self, identity, and community; recognize the importance of story in personal, family, and community identity; use personal experience and knowledge to connect to stories and other texts to make meaning; recognize the structure of story.

  • Content: Functions and genres of stories and other text; Social Responsibility: (a.) I can participate in classroom and group activities to improve the classroom, school, community, or natural world. (b.) I can demonstrate respectful and inclusive behaviour. (c.) I am aware of how others may feel and take steps to help them feel included.