AbstractTo reinforce that gender is a social identity and a social construction, students answer in-depth questions about how gender manifests in their own life. They then conduct interviews with two individuals from two different generations using the same interview guide and write a paper on how gender has or has not changed over the span of three generations....
- Subject Area(s):
- Sex and Gender
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- Class Level(s):
- College 300
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Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will learn that gender is socially constructed and is not static over time.
- Students will learn that gender is a social structure that pervades many of areas of life.
- In the interview version, students write a paper comparing and contrasting their life experiences to those of others from different generations. In the reflection version, students write a paper demonstrating a deeper awareness of how gender operates.
- By answering the in-depth questions, students reflect on how their experiences in family, employment, and education, are gendered.