SOP 3723 Lesson Plan

The following fictional material was written by Richard Thripp for his Teaching Portfolio in the Preparing Tomorrow’s Faculty program at University of Central Florida in fall 2014.


Cross-Cultural Psychology (SOP 3723)

Lesson plan for Week 6 – Gender (Ch. 6) – 9/24/2015

Class period: 170 minutes – 9:00 AM – 11:50 AM

9:00 – 10:20: Student presentations of cultural issues. Anticipated to have 5 students present each for 10-15 minutes. I will be grading the students as they present on the following rubric:

ANALYSIS: 5 pts: Was the issue analyzed thoroughly and were different approaches suggested? 5 points if yes or lenient point reduction if not.

SUGGESTIONS FOR ACTION: 5 pts.: Did the speaker give clear calls for actions we can take or that can be taken by others? 5 points if yes or reduced if vague or absent.

FORMAT AND TIME: 5 pts.: Was APA format used? Were the article(s) cited appropriate, relevant, and integrated effectively? Was the speech within the time limits? 5 points if yes or reduced for errors.

CRITICAL THOUGHT: 5 pts.: Did the speaker demonstrate critical thought by not directly reading from the sources used, by carefully considering the issues and discussing implications, etc.? 5 points if yes or reduced if unclear or lacking.

TOTAL: 20 pts.

10:20 – 10:30: BREAK

10:30 – 10:45: Will review results for APA style quiz and my online module on selecting and finding research, in preparing students for writing their final paper.

10:45 – 11:50: LECTURE on Gender (Chapter 6)

Will lecture (with major points displayed on PowerPoint) about gender:

  • Difference between sex and gender
  • Third genders in Tonga, Samoa, and the South Pacific
  • Roles and identities
  • Gender, adolescence, and expectations
  • Sex roles and sex identities versus gender roles and gender identities
  • Will play some videos on gender (possibly parodies), max 5 minutes
  • Hofstede analysis of masculinity versus femininity in different nations
  • Sex-based cognitive differences
  • Traditional versus nontraditional sexuality
  • Physical and relational aggression, prosocial behavior
  • Gender and employment
  • Stereotypes
  • Role ideology
  • Ethnicity and gender
  • Video about wage gap and under-appreciation of domestic chores (4 minutes)
  • Brief discussion among students about bias in favor of male gender (if time permits)

11:50 – END CLASS


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