consent, online bullying, sexting, same-sex relationships, and gender identity
OPHEA - Reviewing Cyber Harassment and Internet Safety, - Grade 8Login to the OPHEA resources, and search for Reviewing Cyber Harassment and Internet Safety. You will find 4 lessons with the learning goal to "apply interpersonal skills and critical and creative thinking skills as they demonstrate an understanding of
cyber harassment and Internet safety while assessing potentially harmful situations and analyse the impact of violent behaivours."
PREVNet | Canada's authority on bullying preventionCanada's authority on bullying. PREVNet is a national network of leading researchers and organizations, working together to stop bullying in Canada. It is the first of its kind in this country and a world leader in bullying prevention.
PREV-Net Healthy Dating RelationshipsFocusing on healthy relationships is one of the best ways to promote healthy development for youth. One of the ways in which PREVNet mobilizes science based knowledge, tools and research is through partnerships with researchers and organizations who are promoting healthy relationship strategies.
OPHEA - Consent Tea Party LessonUsing the simple analogy “consent is as easy as a cup of tea” students can host a tea party grounded in talk about consent and healthy boundaries.
Media Smarts - ConsentA variety of resources (including lesson plans) on sexting, and the concepts of respect and consent in an online context.
Teen Talk - Consent"When it comes to sexual activity and sex, you have the right to decide when you do it, where you do it, and how you do it. For any sexual activity to happen, everyone needs to consent, or say yes, willingly and freely. Another way to think about consent is that only yes means yes. Sexual activity does not just mean sex, it includes kissing, hugging, making out, cuddling, and touching someone’s body in a sexual way."
Teaching Human Development & Sexual Health with ConfidenceHuman Development & Sexual Health (HD&SH) is a key component of overall health and well-being that affects us all. Due to the diverse family structures, cultural and religious values, sexual orientations and gender identities of students, there’s no doubt it’s a topic that needs to be approached with sensitivity, but with adequate support and preparation, educators will find that teaching human development and sexual health can be incredibly rewarding.
Books in the Education library
Literacies Sexualities and Gender by Barbara J. Guzzetti; Thomas W. Bean; Judith Dunkerly-BeanOffering diverse and wide-ranging perspectives on gender, sexualities, and literacies, this volume examines the intersection of these topics from preschool to adulthood. With a focus on current events, race, and the complex role of identity, this text starts with an overview of the current research on gender and sexualities in literacies and interrogates them from a range of multimodal contexts. Not restricted to any gender identity or age group, these chapters provide a much-needed and original update to the ways representations and performances of gender and sexualities through literacy practices are viewed in educational and sociocultural contexts. Scholars share their insights and transformative visions that respect and embrace difference while creating space for new and deeper understandings of contemporary issues.
Call Number: LC149 .L48 2019
Publication Date: 2018-11-07
Supporting Transgender and Gender Createive Youth by Elizabeth J. Meyer (Editor); Annie Pullen-SansfaçonSupporting Transgender and Gender-Creative Youth brings together cutting-edge research, social action methods, and theory on the topic of transgender youth and gender creative kids. The chapters included specifically address issues in education, social work, medicine, and counseling as well as challenges and recommendations for families and parents. It is well researched and accessible to a broad audience of individuals invested in improving the social worlds of gender diverse children and youth.
Call Number: HQ77.9 .S86 2018
Publication Date: 2018-03-27
Gender: Your Guide by Lee AirtonAn authentic and accessible guide to understanding--and engaging in--today's gender conversation. The days of two genders--male, female; boy, girl; blue, pink--are over, if they ever existed at all. Gender is now a global conversation, and one that is constantly evolving. More people than ever before are openly living their lives as transgender men or women, and many transgender people are coming out as neither men or women, instead living outside of the binary. Gender is changing, and this change is gaining momentum. We all want to do and say the right things in relation to gender diversity--whether at a job interview, at parent/teacher night, and around the table at family dinners. But where do we begin? From the differences among gender identity, gender expression, and sex, to the use of gender-neutral pronouns like singular they/them, to thinking about your own participation in gender, Gender: Your Guide serves as a complete primer to all things gender. Guided by professor and gender diversity advocate Lee Airton, PhD, you will learn how gender works in everyday life, how to use accurate terminology to refer to transgender, non-binary, and/or gender non-conforming individuals, and how to ask when you aren't sure what to do or say. It provides you with the information you need to talk confidently and compassionately about gender diversity, whether simply having a conversation or going to bat as an advocate. Just like gender itself, being gender-friendly is a process for all of us. As revolutionary a resource as Our Bodies, Ourselves, Gender: Your Guide invites everyone on board to make gender more flexible and less constricting: a source of more joy, and less harm, for everyone. Let's get started.
Call Number: HQ1075 .A3577 2018 / and ONLINE
Publication Date: 2018-10-16
Trans Kids by Tey MeadowTrans Kids is a trenchant ethnographic and interview-based study of the first generation of families affirming and facilitating gender nonconformity in children. Earlier generations of parents sent such children for psychiatric treatment aimed at a cure, but today, many parents agree to call their children new names, allow them to wear whatever clothing they choose, and approach the state to alter the gender designation on their passports and birth certificates. Drawing from sociology, philosophy, psychology, and sexuality studies, sociologist Tey Meadow depicts the intricate social processes that shape gender acquisition. Where once atypical gender expression was considered a failure of gender, now it is a form of gender. Engaging and rigorously argued, Trans Kids underscores the centrality of ever more particular configurations of gender in both our physical and psychological lives, and the increasing embeddedness of personal identities in social institutions.
Call Number: HQ1075 .M425 2018
Publication Date: 2018-08-17
The trans generation : how trans kids (and their parents) are creating a gender revolution / by Ann TraversWinner, 2019 PROSE Award for Anthropology, Criminology and Anthropology, presented by the Association of American Publishers A groundbreaking look at the lives of transgender children and their families Some "boys" will only wear dresses; some "girls" refuse to wear dresses; in both cases, as Ann Travers shows in this fascinating account of the lives of transgender kids, these are often more than just wardrobe choices. Travers shows that from very early ages, some at two and three years old, these kids find themselves to be different from the sex category that was assigned to them at birth. How they make their voices heard--to their parents and friends, in schools, in public spaces, and through the courts--is the focus of this remarkable and groundbreaking book.
Call Number: HQ77.9 .T71525 2018
Publication Date: 2018-06-05
Issues in Adolescent Sexuality by Frank C. Leeming; William O. DwyerEmploying the rich diversity of expertise and perspective provided by the Washington Post Writers Group, editors Leeming, Dwyer, and Oliver have condensed many of today's most controversial issues in this adolescent sexuality reader. In the words of the authors, sexual activity is occurring at an earlier age than ever before, and a host of problems have resulted, including abuse, date rape, sexually-transmitted diseases, AIDS, pregnancy, and early parenthood.