Show respect use kind words Be quiet when it is your turn to listen Participate sensibly in ALL of the activities Do not laugh at what other people say or do Know that we will all experience puberty but at different times Knowing everyone is different and we need to respect them for it
Our Puberty Lesson Rules
You will be moved $5 fine Missing part of your break time Missing all of your break time
Do you agree to follow these rules today?
what do you think the word “stereotype” means
a stereotype is a set of beliefs about the characteristics of a particular group of people because of the group they belong to. A lot of stereotypes are negative. Some can seem to be positive, but they can still have a negative effect, like the assumption that all Asians are good at maths or all Pasifika people are good at dancing.
describe a princess. use words and drawing
from the time we are born we are exposed to a wide range of stereotypes that help shape us. For example, girls may be dressed in pink and boys in blue; people tend to play more roughly with boys than girls.
what are some other examples of how we can be shaped by stereotypes.
in a lot of traditional tales, there are stock characters that people are familiar with and who often don’t get a lot of character development. For example, the stepmother, prince, witch, giant, villain, hero, mother, father You are going to look at characters in popular fairytales and list descriptive words for characters who play particular roles. Worksheet
too much exposure to these stereotypical characters can affect how we perceive women and men and our expectations of what it is to be female or male. They can even shape how we see ourselves. • Did you notice any common themes in the characteristics of people in different roles? • Those stepmothers always seem pretty mean. I wonder how it would feel reading that if you were a real stepmother? • The prince is always strong. What if you weren’t?
Draw your response: Were there certain stock characters in the stories you grew up with? Who were they and what were their characteristics? • Did the stories you read have an effect on how you thought girls and boys should behave – or women and men? • Do you think every culture has gender stereotypes? How do they compare? How do you think they affect people as they grow up? • Were there stories that you found inspirational – that made you think of different possibilities?
There are times when gender stereotypes need to be challenged. They can be restrictive and reflect sexism and exclusion. • How can we challenge the stereotypes that we encounter in life?
the rights people get as they grow older are accompanied by associated responsibilities. For example, when people reach an age where they have the right to choose their own clothes, this comes with the responsibility to choose clothes that suit the occasion and the weather. Task: Complete the worksheet in a pair based on the card