Essential Question: What are gender stereotypes, and how can they shape
our experiences online? Lesson Overview: Students are introduced to the concept of gender stereotypes, in both an online and offline context. Students first discuss stereotypes about boys and girls: where they come from, how we learn them, and why they can be restrictive. Students then identify and discuss gender stereotypes in the ÒDress Up Your AvatarÓ feature of a virtual world for kids.