task one: Gender and Identity
Identity is our sense of who we are as individuals and as members of social groups. Our identities are not simply our own creation. They grow in response to both internal and external factors. To some extent, each of us chooses an identity, but identities are also formed by forces beyond our control.
Gender identity is how a person feels and who they know them self to be when it comes to their gender. There are more than two genders, even though in our society the genders that are most recognized are male and female (called the gender binary) and usually is based on someone’s anatomy (the genitals they were born with). This is gender assignment and it is based on an assumption that someone’s genitals match their gender.
However, gender isn’t about someone’s anatomy, it is about who they know themselves to be. There are many different gender identities, including male, female, transgender, gender neutral, non-binary, agender, pangender, genderqueer, two-spirit, third gender, and all, none or a combination of these.
We all go through this process called socialization. This webquest will help you develop a deeper understanding of what socialization is. You will explore socialization through the patterns of gender role socialization at home, in school, and in the media. Your concluding project will be a student-created documentary film, website, or dramatic presentation that reflects on and dispels the negative stereotypes about gender that many of us experience in our own socialization experiences.
1. When you are asked to check box female, male or other, which one do you check and why?
2. How does gender play a role in your identity?
3. Review the process of socialization through the lens of gender identity. Visit the following websites.
3. Once you finish with the second task, answer the questions below in the Google Form and share it with me.