- How long do you need to complete this activity?
- What materials do you need?
- What kinds of things will you write on your lightbulb?
- Where will you hang your lightbulbs once completed?
- Discuss and share different times in your life where you realized that you or someone else were treated differently because of your gender.
- Using paper and drawing materials, create your own “light bulb” and write down a time where someone treated you differently because of your gender (think of playing sports, lifting heavy things, wearing certain colours).
- Hang up your lightbulbs as a daily reminder to challenge the stereotypes that surround gender!
- What do you know now that you did not know before?
- How did you feel hearing about the “lightbulb” moments?
- What would you change next time?
- What can you do to challenge yourself to recognize gender stereotypes?
- Drawing materials
Keep it Simple
- Draw a self-portrait of yourself and hang it up to show your unique qualities!
Take it Further
- Look in history and find some scenarios where people were treated differently because they were a boy or girl. Brainstorm some ideas about how this person could have been treated differently. Talk about how you think this person would be treated in modern times.