Lesson Plans - Gender on Identification Documents

Lesson Plans (Two Weeks - 4 Classes) Gender on Identification Documents Class 1: Introduction to Gender Identity Understand the basic concepts of gender identity. What do you understand from the term "gender identity"? Explain the concept of gender identity and how it differs from biological sex. Discuss the different terms used to describe gender identity, such as cisgender, transgender, non- binary, and genderqueer. Show examples of people who identify as different genders and explain the differences between them. Class discussion - Importance of respecting people's gender identity. Class 2: Historical Perspectives on Gender Be able to understand the historical context of gender identity. Discuss the historical perspective of gender identity, from ancient times to the present day. Discuss how the definition of gender has changed over time and how it has been influenced by different cultures and societies. Show examples of how gender identity has been portrayed in literature, art, and media throughout history. Discuss how gender identity has been used to oppress certain groups, such as women and LGBTQ+ people. Class 3: Gender Identity and ID Documents Understand the issues surrounding gender identity and ID documents. Discuss the importance of ID documents, such as passports, driver's licenses, and birth certificates. Discuss how ID documents require individuals to identify as male or female and how this can be problematic for people who do not identify as either. Show examples of how ID documents have been used to discriminate against transgender and non-binary individuals. Discuss the different solutions proposed for addressing these issues, such as introducing a third gender option or eliminating gender markers altogether. Class 4: Ethics and Gender Identity Be able to apply ethical principles to issues surrounding gender identity. Discuss the ethical principles of autonomy and respect for persons. Discuss how these principles apply to issues surrounding gender identity, such as the right to self- identify and the importance of respecting individuals' gender identities. Show examples of how these principles have been violated in cases of discrimination against transgender and non-binary individuals.
Class Discussion: How these principles can be used to advocate for the rights of transgender and non-binary individuals, including the right to accurate ID documents.
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