Lesson Plan

  • Grades 9-10,
  • Grades 11-12

Developing Informed Opinions in the World of "Likes"

Lesson Details

OBJECTIVES

In this lesson, students will:

  • Reflect on the discrimination that female athletes have experienced historically and, in many cases, continue to experience
  • Write short research reports about aspects of female participation in sports
  • Engage in a classroom discussion designed to help students learn the distinction between being judgmental and expressing an informed opinion

GRADE LEVELS: 9-12

SUBJECT AREAS
English/Language Arts, Global Studies, History, Media Literacy, Research Skills, Sports/Physical Education, Women's Studies/Gender Studies

MATERIALS

  • Clips from The War to Be Her and screening equipment. Students will need to access the film clips outside of class as well as during class.
  • Reflection handout (three copies for each student)--see end of lesson
  • Students will need Internet access for research

ESTIMATED TIME NEEDED
Three 15-20 minute in-class discussions (on different days), plus homework in between