Literary Perspectives: He Said/She Said
Unit 1:Students will explore how societal and cultural expectations, perceptions, and stereotypes have shaped the roles of men and women. Students will learn how to identify early and current forms of gender typing and how subliminal messages have shaped their own perspective and feelings. Students will investigate an array of genres to recognize that gender plays a significant role in determining one’s place in society. Students will also explore the role of gender and how it continues to influence social status and social institutions.

Unit 2:This unit explores how power and privilege can be derived from gender. Students will investigate how gender is portrayed through various modes of communication such as poetry, drama, and mass media (magazines, commercials, advertisements, etc.) Students will also explore the role of gender from a global, cultural perspective to determine how gender continues to influence social status and social institutions.