Latin America Solidarity Centre

Introductory Activity: Somos Mujeres y Hombres

AIM

For students to reflect on what being a woman or a man means for them.

 

LINKS TO THE CURRICULUM

Junior Cycle: Strand 1. Communicative Competence, linked to LO 1.9, 1.10,1.15

 

Senior Cycle: I. Basic Communicative Proficiency 10

 

METHODOLOGY

Individually, ask students to complete the following sentences.

 

Completa las siguientes frases:

  • Lo que más me gusta de ser mujer / hombre es…
  • Lo que menos me gusta de ser mujer / hombre es…
  • Por ser mujer / hombre, puedo…
  • Por ser mujer / hombre no puedo…
  • ¿Que significa para ti ser mujer / hombre?

 

When they finish, invite them to share some of their answers and talk about the differences between being a woman or a man in Irish society. Ask them if it would be the same in different countries, and what they think the differences would be.

 

PRACTISE YOUR SPANISH

  • To add to this activity, you can ask students to say adjectives in Spanish that they associate with women and adjectives that they associate with men, and challenge the idea we have about roles.
  • You can do the same with jobs, to then talk about the fact that although things are changing in some countries there is still a long way to go when it comes to gender stereotypes.

 

CONNECTIONS WITH IRELAND AND TAKING ACTION

Invite your students to imagine what it would be like to be a man or a woman in a different part of the world, and to say the sentences above again. What would be different? What would be similar?