There are many factors that affect the learning experiences of boys and girls during the seasons (rainy and dry). Both boys and girls do agricultural work and off- farm work during the different seasons. The divisions of labor between the rainy and dry seasons can affect their attendance and their performance at school.
English, Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics
1 to 6
The teacher uses a chart for pupils to identify his or her roles, activities and/or tasks before school, during school and after school. Pupils participate in small groups to create a Venn diagram of what pupils do before school during school, and after school. Pupils discuss the roles of girls and boys, the balance of tasks in the dry season and wet season and the impact on attendance and school work. Pupils are encouraged to share ideas on how to create a balance of male/female participation in activities; how to increase attendance and how to increase pupil performance. Pupils design a poster focusing on ‘youth’ and integrating the ideas about gender awareness. Evaluation includes checklists and rubrics. Continue reading
Gender Awareness is a series of two lessons for primary pupils. The aim of the lessons is to provide pupils with opportunities to think of as many ideas as possible, share ideas, build on each other’s ideas, accept all suggestions, suggest unique and original ideas, hold critical statements, state ideas briefly and present ideas. Throughout the two lessons, the pupils build on prior knowledge, connect to their own knowledge and organize knowledge so it is accessible in the future. The lessons focus on gender – the roles of boys and girls before school, during school and after school. Evaluation includes checklists and rubrics.