A Level Sociology Workshop: Gender roles, Stereotypes and Socialisation
These A Level Sociology workshops and resources were created by the Feminist Archive South at the University of Bristol and funded by the Government Equalities Office. The Hatpins to Hashtags project enabled young people to celebrate and participate in the Centenary of Women’s Suffrage by engaging with women’s activism and the democratic process. In 2018 we engaged over 300 young people to use the Feminist Archive to think critically about gender equality over the last century and draw courage from historical campaigns to make their own voices heard.
The workshops were delivered in schools, colleges and youth groups across the South West and students work was displayed alongside our touring exhibition of posters Politics and Protest.
These learning opportunities enabled students to build on a socio-historical understanding of the
changing role and status of women in the 20th century through a creative, archival exploration of the
Women’s Liberation Movement.
This interactive workshop aims to enrich learning of the topics and themes relating to gender roles, stereotypes and socialisation within the A Level Sociology curriculum. Exploring some of the key campaigns and strategies of the Women’s Liberation Movement students will see how challenging restrictive gender norms advanced women’s rights on a global scale. Students will also be encouraged to think critically about how stereotypes and binary gendered socialisation affect their lives now and what they can do to challenge them.
In the Feminist Futures workshops we analysed a range of posters and texts from our exhibition and handling collection. Due to the nature of archives and copyright, the extracts are restricted in these digitally shared resources. However, if you would like the Feminist Archive South to bring this workshop to life with a full range of sources including posters, pamphlets, letters and photographs- get in contact to enquire about our workshop delivery.