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International Women's Day

March 8 is a great opportunity to discuss equal rights, in the world in general, or more specifically here in Norway. Below you find two teaching resources to practice discussing, and concrete suggestions to get the ball rolling.

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These two resources are open for all, even if you don't use E1, and you will find them in E1 Bokstøtte in Skolestudio.

Sex and consent

The International Women's Day is a great opportunity to explore and discuss the topic of sex and consent.

Discussing consent

As pointed out by Amnesty International it is a paradox that Nordic countries, which have strong records of upholding gender equality, suffer shockingly high levels of rape.

By familiarising themselves with facts, personal stories and common arguments, students' awareness of the fact that sex without consent is rape is raised. Respect for our own and each other's physical boundaries is a key preventive measure in order to avoid rape. A consent-based law is another suggested measure.

As it can be difficult for students to know what to think, we have selected a few opinions for the students to argue for, in the "Discussing consent" task. Thus, they need not voice their personal opinions immediately. After having done some research and listened carefully to their group members they are more likely to have an informed opinion. The final brief writing task is modelled on the new exam called "Interaction" and asks students to respond to three quotes.

If you are using E1, you may also use the course "Holding Discussions" from the "Courses" menu to introduce this skill to your students.

Sex and consent in E1 Bokstøtte

Access this useful teaching resource for free in E1 Bokstøtte.

We Should All Be Feminists

The Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie calls herself a "happy feminist". Opinions and attitudes to the label feminist most likely differ in your classroom.

Use the sound file of Adichie's essay "We Should All Be Feminists" to practice listening and to explore gender roles. Below you also find a "Discussion task Worksheet" to print out and use for group discussions afterwards.

On pages 104-111 in E1, there are more suggestions on how to engage your students in the key issue of equal rights.

Listen to the text!

Listen to We Should All Be Feminists (extract) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in E1 Bokstøtte. This resource is open and free to use for you and your students, all you have to do is to log in with Feide.

Work with the text in E1 Fagrom!

E1 Fagrom is a complete digital version of the teaching book, and here you will be able to work with all the texts in E1, like this essay by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. You have to buy a license to be able to get access to E1 Fagrom, after the initial 30 day trial license.

Hold a discussion on gender roles

Under Discussion task worksheet in E1 Bokstøtte you will find a printout that your students can use to discuss gender roles, after or before reading and/or listening to the text.

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