Ms. Nespoli's Religion Classes

Complex Question: What or who determines what you are and what you will become?

Tasks/Questions to Consider:

--What are the limitations put on you by family, culture, or society?

--How does that affect what you believe about yourself?

--What programs can be implemented to change the attitude of society?

--Find examples of what programs or actions that have been made that have helped to facilitate a change.

--Find examples of women who have been able to rise above the norms of society/culture.

Project, Part I

1. Investigate the social norms and restrictions put on young women in both the U.S. and South Africa. Think about anything that might affect self-identity and self-worth. Choose one of the following issues to focus on:

--Violence

--Disabilities

--Body Image

--Intelligences/Talents

--Advertising

--Culture/Family

--Social Status

--Gender Stereotypes/Bias in Society

2. Research your issue and create a Google Doc explaining and giving specific examples of how your issue affects women's self-esteem and self-image. You must include information from both countries. You must have enough information for a 7-minute presentation. You should also create visual aids for your presentation, such as Google Slides.

3. You will each be required to give a 7-minute oral presentation. Please include pertinent research and examples. For example, if you're talking about advertising, show an ad that would adversely affect women's self-esteem during your presentation.

Resources are posted below that may help you. If you need additional help, please see Ms. Quinlivan in the Library or email her at aquinlivan@kearneyhs.org.

Gender Stereotypes/Bias in Society

Anywhere in the World:

In the U.S.:

In South Africa:

Violence

Anywhere in the World:

  • Gale Diversity Studies Database (Click on "Use My Location" and search for South Africa. This resource collection also offers a Topic Finder link, which allows you to get a “topic wheel”, a colorful visual diagram of subtopics related your main topic; click to find articles and images related to specific subtopics.)

In the U.S.::

In South Africa:

Culture and Family

Anywhere in the World:

In the U.S.:

In South Africa:

Intelligences/Talents

Anywhere in the World:

In the U.S.:

In South Africa:

Social Status

Anywhere in the World:

In the U.S.:

In South Africa:

Body Image

Anywhere in the World:

In the U.S.:

In South Africa:

Advertising

South Africa:

The United States

Additional Barriers to Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence and Possible Ways to Overcome Those Barriers