Seeing Life in Stereo?


To bring students to recognize the construction of gender as a binary system and the impacts of gender stereotypes.
Seeing Life in Stereo?

Brief description of the issue

Youth who endorse gender stereotypes the most are also the ones dropping out of school the most (CSE, 1999). In order to limit teenagers’ adherence to gender stereotypes and, ultimately, to support their academic perseverance, it is important to look at the socially constructed aspect of these stereotypes with a critical eye, to question gender binary, and to explore the multiple ways of expressing one’s gender identity.

The LGBT Family Coalition developed a learning and evaluation situation (LES) which unfolds in six periods of 75 minutes that ethics and religious culture teachers at the 2nd cycle of high school can use to develop the following disciplinary competencies:

  • Reflects on ethical questions
  • Engages in dialogue

The concepts developed by the LES are the following: ethical choice, community life and recognition of others.

Here are the videos you will need to show students during the activity:

You can download the activity’s documents directly on the LGBT Family Coalition website or in the Documents section below.


Seeing Life in Stereo Lesson Plan
File size: 162 KB (application/pdf)
Expressions and Stereotypes
File size: 117 KB (application/pdf)
Masculine and feminine
File size: 103 KB (application/pdf)
Answer Sheet
File size: 180 KB (application/pdf)
Documents Package
File size: 1 MB (application/pdf)
The Impact of Gender Stereotypes
File size: 174 KB (application/pdf)
Continuum Stereotypes
File size: 135 KB (application/pdf)
File size: 235 KB (application/pdf)
Free yourself from gender stereotypes
File size: 192 KB (application/pdf)