Students design a toy store sorted by categories other than gender using students’ favorite toys. This activity provides many teachable moments to talk about limiting gender norms and gender stereotypes. [1 - 3] (Starts at 10:18 in the webinar)
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Students work as a class to generate social justice words to write an acrostic poem with a classmate. This activity encourages students to explore issues that they care about with their peers to form connections with each other. [3 - 5] (Starts at 20:08 in the webinar)
The Great Big Book of Families by Mary Hoffman showcases diverse families and their lives together. This book is a great resource for reflecting the diversity of your students' families and highlighting many family structures for all students. LGBTQ-inclusive, multi-racial families, economic diversity. [K – 2] (Starts at 30:02 in the webinar) The Great Big Book of Families read aloud.
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