Thinking about gender lesson plan

Primary

Introduce children to the concepts of gender stereotypes, pronouns and gender diversity with this lesson plan.

The lesson aims to help children:

  • Recognise when people are judging others
  • Break down stereotypes about what it means to be a boy or a girl
  • Gain insight into how it feels for your identity not to be respected

Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • use with children aged 5 to 7
  • use with whole classes

To access the lesson, scroll down the linked webpage until you see the 'thinking about gender' title.

The lesson is built around the book Are You A Boy or Are You a Girl? by Sarah Savage. A free reading of the book is available on YouTube here:

Curriculum links

England 

Living in the Wider World (KS1)

•  to recognise the ways they are the same as, and different to, other people

Northern Ireland

MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING IN THE LOCAL AND WIDER COMMUNITY (KS1)

Pupils should be enabled to explore:

• similarities and differences between people;

Scotland 

Social Wellbeing

• I recognise that each individual has a unique blend of abilities and needs. I contribute to making my school community one which values individuals equally and is a welcoming place for all.

Wales 

Humanities - human societies are complex and diverse, and shaped by human actions and beliefs.

I can explore my identity and compare it with those of others, recognising that society is made up of diverse groups, beliefs and viewpoints.

I have explored and am aware of diversity in communities.

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