Wonder Women - The Untold Story of American Superheroines: Middle School Curriculum Guide

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Women in power are the focus of a three-module unit that employs comic books to bring home the importance of equality and proficient media literacy skills. In module one, scholars examine gender roles in media—boosting media literacy and discussing common tropes and stereotypes. Module two focuses on the lack of women in power in the United States. Learners brainstorm possible reasons why and identify important women in their lives. The third module concludes the learning experience by bridging each module's objective and empowers participants through activism. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Post discussion questions on a classroom blog—direct class members to watch specific clips of the video, then answer questions and respond to their peers
  • Invite a woman in power to speak to the class about her experience
  • Conduct the unit during Women's History Month
Classroom Considerations
  • Preparation requires making copies
  • The video's runtime is 55 minutes
  • Work must be completed by pupils both in class and at home
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Pros
  • Each module begins with frontloading
  • The detailed resource offers teaching tips
  • Strengthens social-emotional learning competencies and 21st-century skills
Cons
  • None