Learning area 3: Explore a Wide Range of Jobs and Challenge Preconceptions

Squash the notion that certain jobs are meant for a boy or girl with a unit comprised of nine activities. Through discussion, videos, audio clips, worksheets, and readings, scholars examine stereotypes related to specific jobs and reflect on their own gender biases. Learners look into several different jobs and represent them through pictures and words. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite professionals to speak to the class about their job 
  • Create a bulletin board that showcases the unit's finished products; allow participants to choose which work they'd like displayed
  • Inspire class members to think about their future, ask them to share what they wish to be when they grow up and how they plan on making it happen 
Classroom Considerations
  • The third of five units explore a variety of jobs and challenge stereotypes that come with them
  • The duration depends on how many lesson you choose to complete per day 
  • Each activity requires a variety of materials 
Pros
  • Activities come with alternatives and, or extensions
  • Support notes are provided 
  • Boosts social and emotional learning concept—social awareness 
Cons
  • None