This is a lesson plan for teachers who may be new to teaching about gender identity and are looking for a safe way to explore the topic in class. This lesson uses the story "Red: A Crayon's Story" to talk about feelings and attitudes that people could have in various situations. This activity is about showing diversity and showing that it is ok to be different.
K-4 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; Personal Awareness & Responsibility: a. I can sometimes recognize emotions. b. I can use strategies that increase my feeling of well-being and help me manage my feelings and emotions; 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