In this activity, students will think critically about the role socialization plays on labor and why certain jobs have greater imbalances and the reasons behind them. Students will also discuss how monetary value is assigned to certain jobs.
After establishing general knowledge about gender roles through various modes (i.e. readings, in class lectures, film analyses, etc.), students will be split into groups to list characteristics associated with each of the professions given by the teacher.
Students will discuss qualifications underlying each profession as well as which jobs pay more or less. Students will then identify patterns between the list of gendered characteristics or stereotypes and the monetary value they assigned each job.
To wrap-up the activity, each group will give a brief presentation to the class.
Students will be able to identify links between socialization, labor and monetary value of certain jobs
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