2/3 English Language Arts & PHE

fairy tales and gender roles

 
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Rationale

This lesson will allow students to explore factors that influence self-identity, including gender roles and identity. Fairy Tales are a wonderful genre to explore how gender has been portrayed historically and in current times. Traditional fairy tales and fractured ones (modern day ones with a twist) allow primary students to think critically about how men and women are portrayed and compare these portrayals to themselves, their families and communities.

 

Curriculum References

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, 2

  • Big Ideas: Everyone has a unique story to share.
  • Curricular Competencies: Demonstrate awareness of the role that story plays in personal, family, and community identity, create stories and other age-appropriate texts to deepen awareness of self, family, and community.
  • Content: Elements of story.
     

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, 3

  • Big Ideas: Stories and other texts help us learn about ourselves, our families, and our communities.
  • Curricular Competencies: Explain the role that story plays in personal, family, and community identity, create stories and other texts to deepen awareness of self, family, and community.
  • Content: Elements of story.
     

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION, 2/3

  • Big Ideas: Our physical, emotional, and mental health are interconnected.
  • Curricular Competencies: Identify personal skills, interests, and preferences and describe how they influence self-identity.
  • Content: Factors that influence self-identity.