This activity kit will help students be more aware of the assumptions they hold about gender, roles, and stereotypes. Becoming aware of our beliefs and understanding basic media literacy are essential steps to ensuring a non-discriminatory, non-judgmental, safe space for all youth. Our stereotypes about men and women can either hurt people, limit our actions, or be used to empower us.
The aim of this game is break down all these barriers, and to highlight that our assumptions may not always be true. It will also serve as a gateway to discussions about the many issues that come up in a classroom time and time again.
Students will be asked to identify what statements they agree or disagree with. Hearing various perspectives on these statements through this activity will draw out important points of view on how our beliefs affect our perceptions, and influence our behaviors.