"an indispensable tool in our work to create more gender inclusive and accepting schools" -Joel Baum, Director, Education and Training, Gender Spectrum
First off, if you're viewing this page, then a big thank you is in order for the important work you are doing in our schools and world. We'd like to support you as best as we can in continuing that work.
View some of our resources below with additional materials added as they are created.
Gender Now Teaching Resources:
Gender Questionnaire: Download PDF
a good place to start to assess your own or others understanding of gender, a half page questionnaire with 11 questions to begin exploring gender. The back side contains a few resources regarding terminology, books, and resources.
Curriculum Development Worksheet: Download PDF
2 page worksheet to assist in developing lesson plans that are gender inclusive. The goal here is not to teach about gender but instead to bring multiple gender awareness into everyday lessons. Examples of a potential lesson ideas are provided on worksheet.
Keeping Perspectives Alive Handout: Download PDF
While this handout was originally provided for parents, the information can be adapted for educators also. The 2 page handout provides some examples on how to provide multiple gender reflection for children in popular media such as books and movies.
U-niquely You Self-Portraits Lesson Plan: Download PDF
2 page lesson plan geared toward exploring gender through self-portraiture, 30-40 min. activity.
It's Perfectly Natural PowerPoint Presentation: Download Slideshow Notes The goal of the slide show is to provide examples from nature, history, and other cultures that show the reality that multiple gender expression is perfectly natural and has always existed. The information is also linked to popular children's media such as books and movies that can start the conversation with children. You can view the slideshow below but you will also need to view the notes that go with the presentation. You can also view the presentation on the SlideShare website where you can view the speaker notes for each slide and download the presentation. We are working to add audio to the presentation which should be up soon. In the meantime, you can purchase the recording of Maya presenting this workshop at the 2011 Gender Spectrum conference by visiting the Hungry Minds Recording website and scrolling down to item #GenSpec11-232: It's Perfectly Natural.