4/5 Arts Education & PHE

Gender identity, media and stereotypes

 
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Rationale

This lesson will explore the difference between a person’s biological sex and their gender identity, and that gender roles and expectations are socially constructed, influenced by media and evolve or change over time. It highlights that everyone defines their own gender identity, and that this identity needs to be respected.  

 

Curriculum References

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION, 4

  • Big Ideas: Understanding ourselves and the various aspects of health helps us develop a balanced lifestyle. Developing healthy relationships helps us feel connected, supported, and valued.
  • Curricular Competencies: Describe and assess strategies for responding to discrimination, stereotyping, and bullying. Describe factors that positively influence mental well-being and self-identity.
  • Content: Factors that influence self-identity, including body image and social media. Physical, emotional, and social changes that occur during puberty, including those involving sexuality and sexual identity.
     

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION, 5

  • Big Ideas: Understanding ourselves and the various aspects of health helps us develop a balanced lifestyle. Developing healthy relationships helps us feel connected, supported, and valued.
  • Curricular Competencies: Describe and assess strategies for responding to discrimination, stereotyping, and bullying. Explore and describe how personal identities adapt and change in different settings and situations.
  • Content: Physical, emotional, and social changes that occur during puberty, including those involving sexuality and sexual identity and changes to relationships.