Gender Stereotyping Awareness


Uncover gender stereotypes associated with the workforce.
Gender Stereotyping Awareness

Brief description of the issue

The gendered job market segregation in the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine area is strongly rooted in gender stereotypes. Early enough, when we ask children what they want to do when they grow up, the answers are already very influenced by gender stereotypes. To help children truly picture themselves in the careers they would really to embrace without being influenced by what is traditionally expected from them according to their gender, we have to show them various models and be careful of the examples we choose when talking about careers and jobs.

The Teaching Tolerance website has put together a variety of classroom resources in many social justice domains and on multiple topics. The mission of this organization is “to help teachers and schools educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy” by providing them free resources.

This lesson plan, Gender Stereotyping Awareness, looks at gender stereotyping in the workforce and helps you see how strong your students hold stereotypical beliefs about what jobs should men and women do. It is a great icebreaker for a broader lesson on gender stereotypes.