A CLASSROOM RESOURCE TO HELP STUDENTS BETTER UNDERSTAND GENDER IDENTITY AND EXPRESSION - presented in association with Stonewall National Education Project
Just Gender for High School is a complete, easyto-use multimedia package for educators that includes everything needed to lead focused and productive classroom discussions that:
• Pave the way to deeper understanding
• Help reduce bullying and violence
• Make it easier for students to do their work without unnecessary distractions
• Encourage an atmosphere of acceptance and inclusivity
• Remove obstacles to school harmony and unity
- teacher-training manual
- classroom discussion guide
- 24-minute DVD of specially selected clips from the acclaimed feature documentary, Just Gender.
Total suggested classroom time for implementation: 1-2 hours. Click on the RESOURCES tab above right for a downloadable PDF copy of the product brochure.
AN OPPORTUNITY TO HELP ALL STUDENTS LEARN AND GROW
Most educators, parents and students will admit that even conventional gender roles present formidable challenges for adolescents, so it isn't difficult to see how the lives and appearances of transgender people can seem confusing, mysterious - even threatening.
But transgender is real - not a sickness or a delusion. And for transgender people, navigating even everyday experiences can be difficult...even dangerous, in ways the rest of us might find hard to imagine. Transgender students become targets for discrimination, bullying and violence much more often, but suppression of their specific identies is also unhealthy, frequently leading to depression, addiction and suicide. Conflict aside, transgender people want what the same thing most of us want - a chance to lead satisfying lives.
Fortunately, widespread experience demonstrates that when students gain better understanding of the nature of gender identity, discrimination decreases, along with bullying. In an inclusive school environment, all students are better able to focus on - and share in - opportunites that really matter.
And that's what Just Gender for High School is created to help accomplish - a change in attitude through better understanding. It's a program created by nationally respected experts in resolving transgender issues for institutions, and proven to work in pilot programs. For only $89, it can be available at your school or institution.
"Just Gender for High School video and discussion guide is a viable tool for our schools during critical times of our students' and families' deeper exploration and understanding of gender identity and gender expression. With sensitivity and education, this powerful video helps us to more clearly embrace the challenges of persons, young and older, who identify as transgender in hopes of developing empathy and to ensure safety for transgender youth, staff and families in our schools and communities. A timely and worthwhile educational tool for our school populations." De Palazzo, Broward County Public Schools LGBTQ Coordinator