This is a lesson plan for teachers who may be new to teaching about gender identity and are looking for a safe way to explore the topic in class. This lesson uses the story "Red: A Crayon's Story" to talk about feelings and attitudes that people could have in various situations. This activity is about showing diversity and showing that it is ok to be different
English Language Arts
Personal Awareness & Responsibility
I can sometimes recognize emotions.
I can use strategies that increase my feeling of well-being and help me manage my feelings and emotions
I can participate in classroom and group activities to improve the classroom, school, community, or natural world.
I can demonstrate respectful and inclusive behaviour.
I am aware of how others may feel and take steps to help them feel included.
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Speak Truth to Power Canada, Defenders for Human Rights
The Canadian Teachers' Federation's "Speak Truth to Power Canada, Defenders for Human Rights" is an educational resource that can serve as a catalyst to reverse apathy by igniting passion, instilling responsible citizenship values, and emphasizing that the attainment of individual rights is intrinsically tied to the attainment of collective rights. Personal stories from Canadian defenders address issues that are relevant to students today.