What: This edition of Curriculum Connections explores gender role expectations and the obstacles that still exist for people who behave in gender non-conforming ways. The early childhood lesson (K–2) helps young students to explore the gender stereotypical beliefs that place limits on the types of activities and interests they pursue. The lessons for older students helps young people explore assumptions about job roles and gender, increase awareness about gender segregation and pay inequality in the workplace and encourage students to move beyond narrow gender role expectations as they pursue interests and envision their own professional futures.
Target grade level: Grades K-12
Source: Anti-Defamation League