Gender in Children’s Programming
Compare and contrast two children’s television episodes or movies for gender messages. You can choose
current episodes/films, or ones from the past. (note: please do not rely on your own memory- even if you’ve
seen the episode/movie before, please watch fresh for this assignment)
1.Choose and watch one film/episode which you predict will demonstrate positive gender roles within.
2.Choose another film/episode which you suspect will portray gender stereotyping.
3.Write a one-page essay on what you learned from watching these two films/episodes
1.Were the episodes/ films what you expected?
2.Write about specific scenes – what messages were conveyed about gender roles?
3.How can you connect developmental theory with the importance of positive gender roles in children’s