Gender Equality Studies Stratification Issues Sociology 3-Unit Bundle

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Let's Cultivate Greatness
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This is an excellent resource that is extremely easy to print and use. I highly recommend purchasing this to anyone who is teaching a course on Gender Studies!
This resource was very thorough and provided a lot of opportunity for curating things specifically for my students. I loved it! The lesson plans were so helpful

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    Explore the fascinating role gender plays in human development, both as a psychological phenomenon and a social construct with this 3-unit bundle that takes students through childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.

    Students will investigate key gender issues and concepts like

    • the basics of how gender is different from sex
    • how gender socialization starts before birth and continues throughout life
    • the role of mass media in gender socialization
    • issues of toxic masculinity and gender stratification
    • how social institutions like work and family impact gender equality
    • the latest discoveries on transness
    • social change, social movements, and collective behavior over the last several decades

    Challenge students to reflect on their childhood experiences, the media influences that affect them today as teenagers, and the workplace and parenting norms that may influence their future in this inquiry-driven, standards-based unit that asks students to reflect on "How has gender shaped me?"

    This unit comes in two formats print PDF and Google Slides!


    Greatness is recognizing subconscious messages and critically reflecting on them.

    The strength of inquiry units like these is your ability to immediately make abstract concepts into intriguing and relevant lessons: each engaging activity builds towards the unit driving question with its own focused question and is based on issues that are real-world and personal to students.

    This 3-part unit series hits many of your standards by overlaying gender with various other sociological topics, including institutions like mass media, family, and work, as well as three main stages of life: childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.

    Each mini-unit within this series can be done well in 2-3 weeks each and has been crafted to support the standards of various states, including Texas, Florida, Illinois, and Indiana, and the National Sociological Association.

    Included in this 3-part unit series:


    • Teacher Unit Overview with general notes, links, standards, and a pacing guide
    • Daily Lesson Plans with step-by-step details, planning, and lesson takeaway notes
    • Detailed Answer Keys for each activity and scene-by-scene film notes
    • Student Unit Review and Skills handouts with self-checking questions and I Can statements
    • Student Unit Notes sheet for building deep and nuanced mastery of concepts over the course of the unit
    • Editable Parent Permission Form to inform families about sensitive topics that are covered in this unit
    • Editable Case Study template to customize for any news source you want to incorporate

    Lecture Kit (BONUS!)

    • 110-Slide Deck: introduce concepts with images and real-life examples; broken into four 30-45-minute lectures to deliver throughout the unit
    • Guided Notes & Exit Tickets: support and assess learning with these no-prep tools
    • Everything is provided in PowerPoint & Google files and is fully editable

    Unit 1: Gender Development in Childhood

    • Design a Doll: collaboratively create a doll that is entirely genderless to uncover just how gendered every aspect of human beings has become
    • Sex & Gender: distinguish between the two with this compelling documentary, Gender Revolution, that looks into new research about inter-sexed and transgender children
    • Act Like A...: brainstorm gendered traits of daily life (from physical appearance to mannerisms, to language) and reflect on how strictly they are held to each gender, creating a reflective, personalized project
    • Theories of Gender Guided Notes: provide students an overview of how the 3 sociological perspectives think of gender using this top-notch Crash Course video
    • Gender from Birth: research the genderization of baby items and the messages we receive from the start of our lives
    • Gender Identity Case Study: investigate and discuss recent discoveries of doctors investigating gender identity in transgender children
    • Gendered Stories: re-read childhood classics and analyze the gendered messages they missed the first time

    Unit 2: Gender in Mass Media and Adolescence

    • Gendered Messages: prime students with a brainstorm, informal discussion, and reflection on the pressures and messages (particularly gendered) they receive as teenagers
    • Gender in Film Comparison Research Project: view the 1980s teen classic, Sixteen Candles, for gender norms and messages students' parents likely received growing up, then independently view a modern teen film to compare, culminating in a formal class discussion and comparison essay on changing gender messages in mass media
    • Gender-Political-Media Complex: view the documentary, Miss Representation, for the link between mass media messages and the glass ceiling women face in politics and business
    • Toxic Masculinity: view the follow-up documentary, The Mask You Live In, for how the messages sent by mass media are having negative effects on young men too (you can show one or both of these films, depending on time)
    • Adolescent Gender Case Study: investigate and discuss the disappearing role of the tomboy in media and the perceived pressures on teen girls to be it all: attractive, smart, and athletic

    Unit 3: Gender in Adulthood at Work and Home

    • Gender Statistics: hook students in with a matching activity that has them guessing and revealing the true statistics of gender in modern society
    • Gender Stratification: provide students an overview of how gender inequalities persist in society using this top-notch Crash Course video
    • Family & Work: examine a rich variety of sources, from excerpts of The Feminine Mystique, Planet Money podcasts, Pew Research Center charts, and contemporary news articles, to conclude on the changing role gender norms have played in daily life for most adults
    • Technology & Social Change Case Study: investigate and discuss the intriguing phenomenon of ever-time-saving technology, like dishwashers and smartphones, and yet the inescapable "busyness" that still plagues adult life
    • Gender Stratification Infographic Project: deep dip into one current issue that affects or is affected by gender inequalities and create a visual tool to share with classmates and the school in a bulletin board display

    Assessments with Each Unit:

    • Open-Ended Essays: encapsulate understanding of concepts by forming a personalized and supported answer to three reflective inquiry questions
    • Short Answer Assessments: succinct assess students' mastery of concepts and application to the real world and their own lives
    • Sociologist's Journal: builds deep reflection on personal beliefs and experiences about concepts
    • Each is EDITABLE for your customization

    Also, included is a Google slide version of student activities and assessments, allowing for a completely digital course or a seamless transition between print and digital

    Resource Note

    These units include the following films: National Geographic's Gender Revolution, Sixteen Candles, Miss Representation, and The Mask You Live In.

    Be sure to acquire, preview, and obtain any necessary permissions to show them. Extensive timestamped film notes are included for your planning. Check to see where they are available to stream; links to purchase DVD formats are included.


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    Your FAQs Answered

    I've never taken a Soc class! Will this help ME learn all this? This unit is built for you with step-by-step daily lesson plans, detailed answer keys, and lecture kits with slide-by-slide scripts.

    I don't have any textbooks-- is this tied to one? Nope :) The included lecture kit, Crash Course video guide notes, and links to open-source textbooks give you 3 options for delivering content, depending on your style.

    What if my district bans talking about certain sensitive topics? No worries! There are more than enough activities to let you pick and choose. When sensitive issues are touched on, detailed notes are included to assist you. Also, know all student activities are editable.

    Can I edit things? Yes! All student materials come in editable Google file format. The printable PDF option is not.

    Will this work with my LMS? It should! Your LMS should let you attach Google files or insert forced copy links of them. You can also easily download any Google Doc or Slide file to Microsoft. If you want to create assignments natively in your LMS, you can copy and paste text from the editable Google files. The PDF file is secured and not intended for LMS use.

    How is an inquiry unit different from a regular one? An inquiry unit opens with a single wonder-inducing question to focus your whole unit and tie back to each activity. Connecting learning back and forth this way makes learning "stickier" and more relevant for students.


    This listing is for one license for regular, non-commercial classroom use by a single teacher only. Commercial use like online teaching (ex. Outschool) or sharing with other teachers (ex. shared drive, in a Facebook group, in a professional development training) is strictly prohibited.

    By purchasing a license to this resource, you have access to all future updates at no cost, available under “My Purchases." Multiple and transferable licenses are available for purchase. PDF files are uneditable, other files have editing abilities, unless otherwise stated. All files are protected under federal copyright laws.

    To request a complete terms of use prior to purchase or if you have any questions about this resource, please leave a question below under Product Q&A.

    Total Pages
    210 PDF + 106 Google Slides + 110 Lecture Slides
    Answer Key
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    Teaching Duration
    2 months
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
    Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.
    Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11–12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
    Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data.
    Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.


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