Incorporate Women’s and Gender Studies into your middle school classroom using the powerful lesson plans in this book. The authors present seven units organized around four key concepts: Why WGST; Art, Emotion, and Resistance; Diversity, Inclusion, and Representation; and Intersectionality.
With thought questions for activating prior knowledge, teaching notes, reflection questions, reproducibles, and strategies, these units are ready to integrate purposefully into your existing classroom practice. Across various subject areas and interdisciplinary courses, these lessons help to fill a critical gap in the curriculum.
Through affirming, inclusive, and representative projects, this book offers actionable ways to encourage and support young people as they become changemakers for justice.
This book is part of a series on teaching Women’s and Gender Studies in the K-12 classroom. We encourage readers to also check out the high school edition.
Acknowledgements About the Authors Introduction Positionality About this Book Concept 1: Wy WGST? Unit 1 – Feminist Theory – Introduction Unit 2 – We Can All be Changemakers for Justice Extension Exercises for Concept 1 Concept 2: Art, Emotion, and Resistance Unit 3 – Affective Development: In More Voices Unit 4 – Art as Resistance Extension Exercises for Concept 2 Concept 3: Diversity Inclusion, and Representation Unit 5: Our Vibrant World: Representation Unit 6: From Our Ancestors, Change Movements for a More Just World Extension Resources for Concept 3 Proseminar: Intersectionality Glossary References