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The first thing most parents are asked about their new baby is “Is it a boy or a girl?”
We used to call this the baby’s sex, but these days the word gender is becoming much more common. Do these words mean the same thing or are they different?

In this series of lessons, we will take a look at the roles men and women typically take, stereotypes and expectations for men and women, matriarchal and patriarchal societies, gender discrimination, and the fight for equal rights.
Unfortunately, we also have to discuss some extremes: gender-based violence, child marriages, female circumcision, and sex trafficking. 

Differences between genders lead to societal inequality. The future of a boy is still much brighter than that of a girl in many places in the world. The Sustainable Development Goals, created by the United Nations and embraced by most of the countries in the world, can play an important role in reaching gender equality. The most important stepping stone to this goal is education.

Students: the assignments:

  1. Sex or gender?
  2. Expectations and stereotypes
  3. Gender and LGBTQIA
  4. Where men/women are in charge
  5. The fight for equal rights for women
  6. Women’s rights put on paper
  7. Extremes: Gender-based violence
  8. Extremes: Child marriages, female genital mutilation,
    and sex trafficking
  9. Do the global goals lead to gender equality?
  10. Final assignment: a fun campaign?


To get access to the teacher’s guide, we ask teachers to register and sign in first. Every lesson comes with a teacher’s guide with teaching tips, answers to the questions, and key objectives and attainment targets. The 9 teacher's guides are collected also by us in an all-inclusive teacher's guide.

We have developed a self assesment evaluation tool (SAT) for students and their teachers.

Ideally, the lesson series looks like this

* SAT prior to the lesson series
   * Knowledge: start test for students
   * Skills tool
   * How I act tool
* Your or the students choice from the 9 assignments of the teaching and learning unit
* SAT after the lesson series
   * Knowledge: final test for students
   * Skills tool
   * How I act tool
* Students action